Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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by L.K. Simonds
Publication Date: November 30, 2020
Paperback & eBook; 485 pages
Genre: Black & African American Historical Fiction
“Everything has to be reconciled eventually.”
Caddo Parish, 1913. On an October morning, a Klansman confronts seventeen-year-old David Walker at a hidden oxbow lake where he has gone to hunt. David accidentally kills the man and hides the crime. His determination to protect his family from reprisal drives him far from home and into manhood.
Shreveport, 1927. Cargie (rhymes with Margie) Barre and Mae Compton are two vastly different young women, but both are defying convention to reach for their dreams. The men in Cargie’s and Mae’s lives help and hinder them in more ways than one. After years in hiding, David Walker finally resurfaces, and we discover the past is never as far from the present as it seems.
“Simonds is a wonderfully talented author and evokes the old South in astonishing detail in Stork Bite, making us feel we’re sitting in on a long, sumptuous, serial film production. But don’t think it’s mere eye candy–like the best period dramas, there’s plenty of social commentary here. The book starts off with an unintentional murder and continues to spin the story of the aftermath, interlocking different lives and destinies with characters that will live in your brain long after you close the last page. Highly recommended!” – Linore Burkard, author
About the Author
L. K. Simonds is a Fort Worth local. She has worked as a waitress, KFC hostess, telephone marketer, assembly-line worker, nanny, hospital lab technician, and air traffic controller. She’s an instrument-rated pilot and an alumna of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas.
Her debut novel, All In, was released in August 2019. Her second novel, Stork Bite, released in November 2020.