Sunray Alice

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Pub Date 17 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 31 May 2022
Crossroad Press, Macabre Ink

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Approaching the end of her life, Alice Mayes, notorious caretaker of the anomaly known as The Garden of Sunray, is eager to tie up one last loose end before moving on. The last loose end. For decades she’s been dreaming of finding someone to share her secret with, someone worthy of her truth, and in twenty-year-old Emily Newell, she thinks she finally has.

On a momentous stroll through her massive garden with her young friend, Alice delves back into the past, back to those five horrific, mind-bending days in the summer of 1944 when she was sixteen, and for the first time in over seventy-five years, gives voice to her role in the Nazi prisoner internment camp tragedy that befell the small town of Sunray, Texas. In revealing all she witnessed, confessing all she did, she hopes to pass on a wondrous legacy as well as validate and honor the mysterious man she knew as Karl Wagner.

Approaching the end of her life, Alice Mayes, notorious caretaker of the anomaly known as The Garden of Sunray, is eager to tie up one last loose end before moving on. The last loose end. For decades...


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Well written, realistic and very relatable characters. Unlike anything I've read before. Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book

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This is a beautiful coming of age story set it World War 2 era Texas. Amazing characters beautifully told story. I received a complementary copy and left a voluntary review.

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Sunray Alice is a captivating journey back to 1944 Texas during the second world war. This deeply moving "coming of age" story has a timeless quality to it that reminds me of Harper Lee or John Steinbeck with its rural setting and richly developed characters. I'm familiar with this author's short stories, having read a couple in anthologies here and there, but this is the first novel of his that I've read. and after this truly stunning book I plan on reading his other books and following his work closely in the future.

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