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Set in Oxford, Mississippi in December 2014, Yonder Breaks the Morning is the second novel by author/artist Laurie Parker. Ingeniously and poetically woven, it's a tale of three complete strangers:

Glover Longest, an eighty-nine-year-old widower and World War Two veteran who enjoys picking up pecans from under the tree in his yard on Highway 334 and drinking coffee with the boys at the local greasy spoon. Like so many of the men who fought in that war, he doesn't talk about it.  And even though he might forget what it was he came to Wal-Mart for, or what day of the week it is, the names and faces of his comrades from seventy years ago are burned indelibly into Glover's memory, and hardly a day goes by that something doesn't remind him of them...

 

Olivia Overbee, a seemingly shallow, fifty-one-year-old housewife and mom, who finds every last thing her husband does annoying, and who likes her nativity set as she does everything--lined up just so. Olivia has a Scripture written in calligraphy and framed by her vanity: Matthew 5:48--"Be ye perfect"--and that's all the justification she needs to strive for her house, her family, and her appearance to be just that! The character of Olivia brings an element of humor into the story...

Dunbar Kirby, an intellectually gifted and musically talented twenty-year-old Ole Miss junior who aspires to eventually go to law school, but is currently mostly interested in partying with his fraternity...

Yonder Breaks the Morning by Laurie Parker

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