Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers â and two very dangerous men â came through the Arkansas Delta to work the Chandler cotton farm. And suddenly mysteries are flooding Lukeâs world.
A brutal murder leaves the town seething in gossip and suspicion. A beautiful young woman ignites forbidden passions. A fatherless baby is born ... and someone has begun furtively painting the bare clapboards of the Chandler farmhouse, slowly, painstakingly, bathing the run-down structure in gleaming white. And as young Luke watches the world around him, he unravels secrets that could shatter lives â and change his family and his town forever....
Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Dell (January 2002)
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.9 inches