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Susan Carol McCarthy

Susan Carol McCarthy is the award-winning author of two novels, Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands and True Fires, and the nonfiction Boomers 101: The Definitive Collection. Her debut novel received the Chautauqua South Fiction Prize and has been widely selected by libraries and universities for their One Book-One Community and Freshman Year Read programs. A native Floridian, she lives in Carlsbad, California.

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Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands
Written by Susan Carol McCarthy
Bantam | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-38103-0 (0-553-38103-2)

Here is one of those rare and remarkable debuts that herald the appearance of a major new talent on the literary scene. Inspired by real events, Lay That Trumpet In Our Hands is a wise and luminous story about a northern family, a southern town, and the senseless murder that sparks... Read more






A Place We Knew Well
Written by Susan Carol McCarthy
Bantam | Hardcover | September 29, 2015
$27.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7654-5 (0-8041-7654-X)

“Susan Carol McCarthy blends fact, memory, imagination and truth with admirable grace,” said The Washington Post of the author’s critically acclaimed debut novel, Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands. Now McCarthy returns with another enthralling story of a family—their longings, their fears, and their secrets—swept up in the chaos at the... Read more






True Fires
Written by Susan Carol McCarthy
Bantam | Trade Paperback | October 2004
$15.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-553-38104-7 (0-553-38104-0)

In the idyllic town of Lake Esther, Florida, little is allowed to ripple the surface calm—which is just the way Sheriff Kyle Deluth likes it. But when Deluth "removes" two young children from the local school because of the color of their skin, the sheriff's senseless act of cruelty sparks a... Read more





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