A woman flees abuse and infidelity and tries to build a new life with her daughter. Her husband vows to reform and win her backeven while facing both official justice and the stalkings of a self-appointed avenging angel after the death of his mistress. In It Was the Goodness of the Place, her debut novel, Lucinda Dixon Sullivan sets these dark human acts and emotions against lovingly rendered scenes of natural beauty: the hush of hills blanketed with new-fallen snow, brilliant river-valley sunsets, the extravagant colors and scents of a Kentucky spring. In the process, she explores how love can beget violence and grief turn to madness and murder ... but also how hope and faith in a better future endure despite it all.
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Publisher: Fleur-de-Lis Press, at Louisvilles Spalding University, publishes first books by authors whose work has appeared in the universitys literary magazine, The Louisville Review, as well as anthologies.
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