“CLOSER TO MOBILE THAN MONTGOMERY, wedged between woods and water, is a place nobody goes.”
A grave outside the cemetery fence with no In Memory Of is a modern-day mystery.
Thomas loves Esther, but she isn’t accepted in Canaan because of her bastard birth. After discovering a family secret, Thomas fears he’ll be treated the same.
IN MEMORY OF is another example of two teenagers struggling against an unforgiving society in rural Alabama 1933.