RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS 978-0-8254-4482-1 • $14.99 Paperback • 5.5 x 8.5 • 320 pages FICTION / Christian / Historical Kregel Publications • Rights: World November 28, 2017 “[Pearl’s] voice isn’t one you’ll soon forget.” —RT Book Reviews “Hard times had the power to change people. I knew that. They could change them for good or bad. . . . What I wanted to know was if somebody could come back after wandering off so far. Seemed to me it was up to them.” Pearl Spence is finally getting used to life in Michigan. She’s made her peace with the piles of snow that come with winter. She and Ray are making friends and figuring out how to fit in. Pearl has even discovered the library, a place she’d never heard of back in Dust Bowl Oklahoma. In fact, a chair in the stacks, surrounded by books, might be her new favorite place on earth— until she discovers swing dancing. Now Opal Moon, the family’s hired help and an expert in swing, is teaching Pearl the steps to this new style of dance. The sheer fun of the moves and music is a distraction from the fact that Mama is still missing, too caught up in her own grieving to spare a thought for her family. When Mama unexpectedly returns, it isn’t a happy occasion. Pearl must decide between forgiveness and bitterness—and when calamity strikes again, there are no easy answers. Finkbeiner’s portrayal of both tragedy and everyday life in times of great change is charged with a raw beauty that will haunt the reader. Fans of the two prior Pearl Spence novels won’t be disappointed! Susie Finkbeiner is a stay-at-home mom, speaker, and author from West Michigan. Her previous books include My Mother’s Chamomile, A Cup of Dust, and A Trail of Crumbs. She has served as fiction editor and a regular contributor to the Burnside Writers Guild and Unbound magazine. Finkbeiner is an avid blogger (, is on the planning committee of the Breathe Christian Writers Conference, and has presented or led groups of other writers at several conferences. | 6 | FICTION ISBN 978-0-8254-4482-1 9 7 8 0 8 2 5 4 4 4 8 2 1 A Song of Home A Novel of the Swing Era Susie Finkbeiner A Cup of Dust 978-0-8254-4388-6 • $14.99 • Final book in best-selling trilogy • Winsomely but realistically portrays small-town 1930s America A Trail of Crumbs 978-0-8254-4446-3 • $14.99