By Deborah Smith
20 years in the past, Claire Maloney used to be the willful, pampered, tomboyish daughter of the town's most useful family members, yet that did not cease her from befriending Roan Sullivan, a fierce, motherless boy who lived in a rusted-out trailer amid junked autos. nobody in Dunderry, Georgia--least of all Claire's family--could comprehend the bond among those mavericks. yet Roan and Claire belonged together...until the darkish afternoon while violence and terror overtook them, and Roan disappeared from Claire's lifestyles. Now, twenty years later, Claire is adrift, and the Maloneys are nonetheless hoping the earlier may be buried below the wealthy Southern soil. yet Roan Sullivan is set to stroll again into their lives....By turns soft and attractive and heartbreaking and exuberant, a spot to name house is a captivating trip among hearts--and a deliciously unique novel from the most imaginitive and attractive new voices in Southern fiction.
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My class, all twenty of us, stomped and shuffled through our last number, accompanied by a tune from some Irish dance record I don't remember, which Aunt Gloria played full blast on her portable stereo connected to the Down Mountain Boys' big amplifiers. I looked down and there he was, standing in the crowd at the lip of the stage, a tall, shabby, ten-year-old boy with greasy black hair. Roan Sullivan. Roanie. Even in a small town the levels of society are a steep staircase. My family was at the top.
For better or worse, the Delaneys and the Maloneys were shackled together by marriage. Grandmother Elizabeth and Great-Gran Alice remained dedicated to making each other miserable, and with both of them living with us, they sometimes made us miserable, too. Great-Grandma Alice's son Joseph and his wife, Dottie, lived a two-minute walk away, in a small house they built after they turned the big house over to Mama and Daddy, probably to escape the Old Grannies. Dottie Maloney was still young at sixty, a hearty, thick-bodied, red-haired tower of feminine strength who wore slacks and beautifully embroidered sweaters, a smart woman who tinkered successfully in the stock market and kept the farm's business accounts and played tennis and loved opera.
Great-Gran's first name was Alice, but she was named after a Confederate general. Alice Stonewall McGinnis Maloney. Her husband, Howard Maloney, died of a heart attack twenty years before I was born. He and Great-Gran had already turned the farm's management over to their son, my Grandpa Joseph, by then, but Great-Gran still ran the whole operation. By the time Grandpa Joseph retired and Daddy took charge, she still hadn't mellowed much. My brothers and I called her Stonewall behind her back. It suited her aura of command, especially the way she drove a car.