Mr. Robert’s Bones FREE till Dec 1.For young adult and adult readers. (Click image below to go to Amazon page with download option.)
Set in New Orleans, kids poking for hidden silver in an abandoned house awaken long-forgotten memories of racism and betrayal. The quest for the silver is especially nerve-racking for Annie, the one who actually sees the ghosts, both of her deceased mother and of the bygone denizens of the house. Her friends want to believe her but can’t, and she herself is torn between running away from it all and following the ghosts into the house’s dark history. An ensemble of mysterious old characters join forces with the young transgressors as they come to terms with the neighborhood’s past. In the process, they discover what makes a neighborhood: the ability to work together while accepting some differences as absolute, maintaining an organic connection to the communal past, and having some unity of purpose to bind the kids and the old people of the neighborhood.