Get ready to meet two of the most endearing fictional characters of all time in this '60's coming-of-age story set smack dab in the middle of the South.
Life in Lytton, Georgia, was calmer before Nora Findlay came to town. Twelve-year-old Peyton McKenzie, who lived with her widowed father, met after school with the members of the Losers's Club, mulling over the dumbest things they ever did. Evenings, she watched old home movies to capture a treasured glimpse of her mother, waving, laughing,dancing. Then her socond cousin Nora moved in--and Peyton's world changed forever. Red-haired, green-eyed Nora smoked, swore and showed everyone how to have a good time in her hot pink Thunderbird convertible. Even Peyton's somber father started humming while she was around. But beneath Nora's outlandish high-spirited facade was a devastating secret. When it hits the light of day, this small town--and Peyton--will be jolted to their very core.