"From the author of Gap Creek-the international bestseller and winner of the Souther Book Critics Circle Award for fiction--comes the gripping story of two brothers struggling against each other and the confines of their 1920s Appalachian Mountain World. Muir and Moody Powell are as different as Jacob and Esau. Muir is an innocent, shy young man with abig dreams and not the slightest idea of what to do about them. Moody, the older, whilder brother, takes to moonshine and gambling and turns his anger on his brother. Though it all, their mother, Ginny, tries to steer them right, while dealing with ther own losses: her husband, her youth, and the fiery sense of God that hand once ordered her world. When Muir discovers his purpose in life, the consequences are far-reaching and irrevocable: a community threatens to tear itself apart and his family is forever changed."
-exerpt from back cover.