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Books by
Patti Lacy


THE RHYTHM OF SECRETS

WHAT THE BAYOU SAW

AN IRISHWOMAN'S TALE

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WHAT THE BAYOU SAW

AN IRISHWOMAN'S TALE


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WHAT THE BAYOU SAW
Patti Lacy
Kregel Publications
Fiction
ISBN: 9780825429378

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The Past Can’t Stay Buried Forever

Since leaving Louisiana, Sally Stevens has held her childhood secrets at bay, smothering them in a sunny disposition and sugar-coated lies. No one, not even her husband Sam, has heard the truth about what happened when she was almost twelve years old.

Now a teacher in Illinois, Sally has nearly forgotten the past. But when one of her students is violently attacked, Sally’s memories of segregation, a chain link fence and a blood oath bubble to the surface like a dead body in a bayou. Lies continue to tumble from Sally’s lips as she scrambles to gloss over harsh reality. Finally cornered by her deceit and nudged by the Holy Spirit, she resolves to face the truth, whatever the consequences.

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Critical Praise

"Like Southern molasses, WHAT THE BAYOU SAW is a rich, thick read that explores a tale so haunting…so painfully real, it will follow you into your dreams. There is a blazing light on the horizon of women’s fiction, and her name is Patti Lacy."
—Julie Lessman, author of A PASSION MOST PURE and A PASSION REDEEMED


"[A] deftly knit together story of two girls, four decades and one growing nation in a tale as relevant as ever. A winning combination that makes for simply great storytelling."
—Tosca Lee, Christy-nominated author of HAVAH: The Story of Eve

WHAT THE BAYOU SAW © Copyright 2017 by Patti Lacy. Reprinted with permission by Kregel Publications. All rights reserved.

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