Genre: Southern Literature
Mississippian Julie Cantrell, former editor-in-chief of the Souithern Literary Review, writes a compelling debut novel, Into the Free. This is the tale of Millie Reynolds‘s hardscrabble upbringing in Depression-era Mississippi.
Sixteen-year-old Millie reaps the consequences of her family’s long history of poor choices. As she deals with a legacy of abuse, addiction, poverty and rejection, Millie searches for a way to understand, forgive, and end the cycle of cruelty in her life. She draws from her own strength and searches for a God of grace, finally discovering her own path to freedom.