Shouting for Grace

a novel

by Sylvia Peddycord


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/10/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781504375535
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781504375542

About the Book

Ellie Hartley’s carefully controlled life explodes when she faces the billboard: Don’t Make Me Come Down There—God. Ellie lives in San Diego and has built a life that allows her to function with her compulsive tendencies under control. She fled from her North Carolina home ten years earlier to escape the rituals that rendered her helpless. The message from God forces her return to face both her eccentric family and her twelve-year-old daughter Grace, who is showing signs of obsessive compulsive disorder. Ellie attempts to reconnect with Grace after a long separation. But Grace, hurt, confused, and angry that Ellie abandoned her, runs away. Ellie is diagnosed with breast cancer, and her OCD returns in a fury. Back in San Diego, she attempts to help Grace while being treated for cancer. Her perceptions of her past are turned upside down when she uncovers a stunning secret about her family, a secret that has defined her life. Shouting for Grace explores how childhood experiences and perceptions shape us as children and adults and how fear can define us. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and often both, Shouting for Grace celebrates the indomitable human spirit.


About the Author

Sylvia Peddycord lived the first twenty-two years of her life in North Carolina. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, she moved to Southern California. Shouting for Grace is her first book. When she is not at the beach or spending time with her grandkids, she is writing.