How Not to Drown
- Other, Literary
Amelia MacQueen has lost her son, Gavin, to a suspicious drowning, for which her daughter-in-law has been convicted. She’s been awarded temporary custody of Gavin and Cassie's 12-year-old daughter, Heaven. Reluctantly, she takes Heaven in, but asks the girl to call her Grandmelia instead of Grandma, a name that doesn't make Amelia feel quite so old.
The daughter of drug addicts, who has long been left to her own devices, Heaven does not appreciate her grandmother’s constant critical ministrations, and the pair quickly butt heads. As much as Amelia loved Gavin, Heaven is the last thing Amelia would have asked for, but when Heaven goes missing during a dangerous storm one night, Amelia is forced to reexamine her outlook on family.
"[B]oth funny and heart-wrenching, caustic and emotional, and serious and uplifting.”—Elyssa Friedland
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||April 6, 2021|