Book Review: Graceland by Nancy Crochiere

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A grandmother’s dying wish to see Graceland one more time. Her pink-haired teen granddaughter driving her there from New York in an old Volkswagen. Her daughter protecting a long-buried secret, trying to prevent them from reaching their destination. A cross-dressing cousin traveling with the daughter through the south. What could go wrong?

In Nancy Crochiere’s funny and touching Graceland, a lot goes wrong. Connections get missed, plans go awry, obstacles appear. Much of the story takes place during the journey from New York to Tennessee, when readers find out things the main characters hide, sometimes from themselves as well as each other. When they finally get where they are going, things unfold differently than they expect.

Throughout the story, truth unfolds a little at a time until all the pieces of the puzzle come together. Graceland provides and interesting glimpse into fraught mother-daughter relationships, and it shows how truth ultimately has the power to heal grievances.

The publisher provided me with a copy of this title in exchange for my honest review.

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