Saturday, April 11, 2015

Calling Me Home: A Novel

Calling Me Home is an amazing novel that is as beautiful to read as it is to hear. If you enjoy listening to stories, try this one in audio format. You will not be sorry.

Dorrie Curtis is a single mother with a son on the verge of disaster. She owns her own hair salon and has worked on Miss Isabelle McAllister's hair for years. Miss Isabelle is  89 years-old and unable to drive her car anymore. When Miss Isabelle asks Dorrie to drive her to Cincinnati for a funeral, a big favor since they live in Texas, she's surprised to find herself saying yes.  Dorrie knows Miss Isabelle can no longer drive and has no one else to take her. Dorrie has a soft spot for Miss Isabelle and decides taking this journey may give her the time she needs to make decisions about her own life. 

The drive is a journey through time for both women. They review their life stories and the decisions they made which led them to where they are today. What's left to decide: What if they made different choices, would their lives be the same? 

This enchanting story will capture your interest from page 1. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll fall in love with these women. Other characters may leave you feeling completely different. This is a compellingly beautiful story that handles decades of race relations with sensitivity. It's a story of friendship, family, loss, and most of all love. 

Julie Kibler's debut novel was published in 2013. I regret that it took me so long to read it. It is fantastic! 

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