Rebecca Rasmussen's debut novel doesn't come out until 2011, but I'm already waiting in eager anticipation. Rebecca is a Wisconsin native now living in MO. See The Bird Sisters website and blog for more information. Preorder the book on Amazon.
About the Book:
But back in the summer of 1947, Milly was known as a great beauty with emerald eyes and Twiss was a brazen wild child who never wore a dress or did what she was told. That was the summer their golf pro father got into an accident that cost him both his swing and his charm, and their mother, the daughter of a wealthy jeweler, finally admitted their hardscrabble lives wouldn’t change. It was the summer their priest, Father Rice, announced that God didn’t exist and ran off to Mexico, and a boy named Asa finally caught Milly’s eye. And most unforgettably, it was the summer their cousin Bett came down from a town called Deadwater and changed the course of their lives forever.
The Bird Sisters is forthcoming in hardcover from Random House, Spring 2011.
The Bird Sisters website.