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Missing Isaac
Missing Isaac | Valerie Fraser Luesse
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There was another South in the 1960s, one far removed from the marches and bombings and turmoil in the streets that were broadcast on the evening news. It was a place of inner turmoil, where ordinary people struggled to right themselves on a social landscape that was dramatically shifting beneath their feet. This is the world of Valerie Fraser Luesse's stunning debut, Missing Isaac. It is 1965 when black field hand Isaac Reynolds goes missing from the tiny, unassuming town of Glory, Alabama. The townspeople's reactions range from concern to indifference, but one boy will stop at nothing to find out what happened to his unlikely friend. White, wealthy, and fatherless, young Pete McLean has nothing to gain and everything to lose in his relentless search for Isaac. In the process, he will discover much more than he bargained for. Before it's all over, Pete--and the people he loves most--will have to blur the hard lines of race, class, and religion. And what they discover about themselves may change some of them forever.
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marywag08
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This sweet coming-of-age book has the feel of a Hallmark Movie. When 12-year-old Pete loses his dad in a cotton harvesting accident, he turns to his father‘s African American ranch hand, Isaac, to be a friend and fatherly figure. Then, Isaac goes missing. With the help of a girl named Dovey, who is overcoming her mother‘s death, the pair navigates through the loneliness nagging at their hearts in order to bring healing & love into their lives.

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marywag08
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THAT Isaac might be missing, but THIS Isaac certainly is not. I‘d complain more about having to rock my child to sleep at the age of six if it didn‘t mean sweet snuggles and an excuse to read a new book. #kidsoflitsy #missingisaac #IsaacsAreAwesome #bookdreams

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Kappadeemom
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Ran a 5k this morning so I can read guilt free today🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Ashley_Nicoletto 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Also, I am envious of where ever you are that you can wear a tank top. It's 8 degrees here and we got a foot of snow the last two days. 😭😭😭 2y
trazo 😆 I should feel more guilt. Congrats on the 5K. 😃 2y
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Christine11 Good for you ! That‘s amazing! 2y
Kappadeemom @Ashley_Nicoletto oh my gosh, I hate cold weather! Yep, I live in Georgia and it was 58 degrees at race time! 👍 2y
Kappadeemom @trazo well, last weekend I didn‘t run at all and ate an entire box of Girl Scout cookies while I read 😂😂 2y
tammysue That‘s fantastic!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
BookMaven407 Way to go! 👏 2y
DebinHawaii Great job! 🎉🏃‍♀️👍 2y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
RiotMom I just finished this! (Figured I‘d comment here so I didn‘t spoil it for anyone.) I really loved it! I teared up a bit. Good choice! 2y
Kappadeemom @RiotMom I‘m glad you enjoyed it ;) i really liked it too. It was a sweet story. 2y
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Kappadeemom
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AllenTStClair 🙌🏼😂 2y
Lyn-Mara 😂😅😭😂 2y
TNbookworm 👏👏☺ 2y
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BookMaven407 😂😂😂 2y
JenlovesJT47 Hey, I didn't receive the #horrorpost book yet but the mail I got today should have been here a couple of days ago, so I'm hoping the mail is just behind. I'll let you know as soon as I receive it! ☺️ 2y
Kappadeemom @JenlovesJT47 Durn. I actually went to Ocoee the day before I sent it. I shoulda just delivered the dang thing 😛 2y
JenlovesJT47 Oh really?! Where do you live? 2y
Kappadeemom @JenlovesJT47 Valdosta, GA but I work in FL and GA. Went to Orlando for a few days for work 2y
JenlovesJT47 Oh ok, very cool! 2y
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Kappadeemom
Missing Isaac | Valerie Fraser Luesse
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Starting this tonight by debut author

Kaye I like the cover 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes
Missing Isaac | Valerie Fraser Luesse
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Hey hey! My #bookishfirst book arrived! 😄

Alfoster Yay! I wanted this one but didn‘t win.😍 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @Alfoster Do you live in the US? I could send it to you when I'm done if you want! 2y
Alfoster Love to trade! I‘m in California. Want By The Book or Auntie Poldi and the Scillian Lions? 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes
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Wooohooo! I won the very first raffle I entered with Bookish First! Thanks to whoever here recommended it after announcing the Goodreads giveaways changes, I can't remember who that was now. #bookishfirst 🎉📖🎉📖🎉📖

melyndarae Awesome! Congrats! I just joined the site, I'd never heard of it until now. 2y
Birdsong28 It was me. Glad you have managed to win here's to many more. 📚📖 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes @Birdsong28 Yay! Thank you so much! 2y
Chelsey I just signed up, but what confuses me is, who would care to read reviews on the first 8 pages of a book? A lot of my favorite books didn't really grab me until halfway in. It seems like poor parameters to base decisions on. 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @Chelsey there is a difference between a first impression and a review--you only write first impressions to enter the raffle. After that you can leave reviews on the whole book if you read it. (It took me a bit to figure out...) 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @Chelsey I assume the first impression is to make sure you'd put the work into reading the book and writing a review within the timeline they give you. 2y
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