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Susan Crandall

Biography

Susan Crandall

Susan Crandall is a critically acclaimed author of women’s fiction, romance and suspense. She has written several award-winning novels including her first book, BACK ROADS, which won the RITA award for best first book, as well as WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD which won the SIBA 2014 Book Award for Fiction.

Books by Susan Crandall

by Susan Crandall - Fiction

Set in the rapidly changing world of America’s 1920s, this is a story of three people from very different backgrounds: Henry "Schuler" Jefferson, son of German immigrants from Midwestern farm country; Cora Rose Haviland, a young woman of privilege whose family has lost their fortune; and Charles “Gil” Gilchrist, an emotionally damaged WWI veteran pilot. Set adrift by life-altering circumstances, they find themselves bound together by need, and torn apart by blind obsessions and conflicting goals. Each one holds a secret that, if exposed, would destroy the makeshift family they’ve created. But their journey of adventure and self-discovery has a price --- and one of them won’t be able to survive it.

by Susan Crandall - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Susan Crandall’s latest novel takes place in the summer of 1963 and introduces readers to nine-year-old Starla Claudelle, who runs away from home to be with her mother in Nashville and is offered a ride by a black woman who is traveling with a white baby. As the two unlikely companions make their long and sometimes dangerous journey, Starla’s eyes are opened to the harsh realities of 1963 southern segregation.