ISBN-13: 9780310732983 UPC: 025986732981 Availability: In Stock
Rachel Coker follows up her debut novel Interrupted with a dramatic tale about faith and friendship that unfolds within a late 1960's rural Georgia family. Sixteen-year-old Scarlett Blaine wants nothing more than to fulfill her autistic brother Cliff's wish to launch a rocket to Jupiter. But tensions at home---thanks to her hippie sister, Juli---and money troubles make Scarlett's life far from sparkling. Especially when the neighbor, Frank, has eyes only for Juli, even though Scarlett spends every day picking peaches with the boy. In the end, Scarlett must find a way to care for her brother and herself in a world that seems as hard as a peach pit.
Rachel Coker is a homeschool student who lives in Virginia with her parents and two sisters. She has a passion for great books and has been surrounded by them all her life. In fact, as a young child, Rachel helped her parents in a family-run Christian book business. Her gift for writing became apparent at the age of eleven at which time her parents signed her up for a year of lessons with a professional writing coach. When she is not writing or playing the piano, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and friends.