Barefoot Alice by Jan Porter

Intense and evocative… A stunner.

Porter’s latest tells the shattering story of one woman’s journey to self-acceptance and discovery. After three decades of her marriage, Alice finds herself abandoned and alone. An accidental turn while driving takes Alice to a strange community of Golden Lake. As she makes a 200-year-old schoolhouse her new home, she comes face to face with ghosts of the past. Trying to navigate the strangeness of her surrounding, Alice must find inner strength and come to terms with her lonely life. By turns tragic and beautiful, Alice’s life is the result of many misfortune and personal dreams, and Porter portrays her with utmost sincerity, without losing sight of her humanity. The story builds at a measured pace, with the connection between Alice and the new community, including the schoolhouse ghosts gradually revealed, and the touching way in which Alice comes to terms with her heartbreaking past is accomplished quite well. Poignant and engrossing, the novel will resonate with audiences across a broad emotional range. Porter remains a writer to watch.

Barefoot Alice

by Jan Porter

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Pub date March 3, 2021

ISBN 979-8716233928

Price $24.95 (USD) Paperback, $4.99 Kindle edition

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