Below is a selection from a manuscript we absolutely love that we are
currently sending out on submission.
Marjorie Kemper's Between The Devil & Mississippi asks what happens when
two neighboring towns separated by class and race clash over a lost child:
At the Phelps' house Adelle slept in a small bedroom next to the back porch.
Besides being Adelle's bedroom it served the Phelps as an interim storage
room for things they didn't use but weren't ready to give away or put up in
the attic. Besides Adelle's narrow bed, it contained an old set of the
doctor's golf clubs, a dressmaker's dummy corresponding to Margaret Phelps'
pre-Susan-measurements, a bureau and toys out-grown by the children.
Because of the heat Adelle had shoved her bed under the room's
double windows so she could get the breeze at night. When there was one.