State of Grace

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To Kill a Mockingbird meets The Sixth Sense. Eleven-year-old Birdie Holloway is just like most kids growing up in a small, corn-fed Kansas town in the 1980s—that is until her best friend, Grace, is murdered. Suddenly, everything she thinks she knows about her insulated small town life is called into question and nothing is as it seems. Obsessed with figuring out who killed her friend, Birdie spends years trying to find the murderer. Her childhood flair for drawing develops into a real talent for abstract painting and her gift leads her to another person interested in the case. A person who knows she is very close to solving the murder and who will kill again to keep her quiet. And nothing is as it seems.


Sandra Moran is the author of several books, including Letters Never Sent, Nudge, and All We Lack. She is also an assistant adjunct professor of anthropology at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. A native Kansan, she has worked professionally as a newspaper journalist, a political speech writer, and an archaeological tour manager.


(on Letters Never Sent) “The story unfolds like a flower; the impact of it on each person is profound. It’s a spectacular offering of love gained, lost, and struggled with over a lifetime—a poignant tale with a marvelous reveal at the end.”—Anna Furtado, Lambda Literary Review (on All We Lack) “The writing is, as always, imaginative and immaculate, every word considered and placed. The concept intrigues, pulls you forward and keeps you glued throughout.” — Velvet Lounger, Curve Magazine 

(on Nudge) “Maybe we should start drop-shipping copies of Nudge to people all around the world. Just in case I haven’t been clear, this is a book that I highly recommend."— Carleen Spry, Frivolous Views