Familiar Ground (Athenuem, 1984)

A scrawling letter and a yellowed newspaper clipping are taking Jacob Brenner back to Sweetwater, Tennessee. The time has come to confront the truth about that night forty years ago when a gun went off…a house caught fire…and in the rubble his brother lay dead. Waiting in Sweetwater are secrets of loss and passion, of violence and obsession-and acts of love which are familiar ground for us all.

"Cox can use her words like blunt instruments-they deliver a knockout blow...we know we've glimpsed magic that we can't quite explain."
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