On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son.
When Pete Solomon, a neglected twelve-year-old boy, and Justin bring a wounded wolf-dog hybrid to Dr. Lucy, the outcasts soon find refuge in one another. Lucy never thought she'd make connections again, never mind fall in love. Pete never imagined he'd find friends as loyal as Justin and the dog. But these four people aren't allowed to be friends, much less a family, when the whole town turns violently against them.
With heavy hearts, Dr. Lucy and Pete say goodbye to Calvin and Justin. But through the years they keep hope alive...waiting for the world to catch up with them.
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Excellent historical lens presented as fiction!
I personally found this novel to be very enlightening! I truly enjoyed reading not only the adventures that the protagonist embarked upon and the hardships he faced, but also the blossoming of a tumultuous yet satisfying love story between Dr. Lucy and Calvin Bell. I genuinely found the novel to be an excellent lens into 1950’s America, with its parallelisms with the current racial status in the US today. An enjoyable yet informative novel! Would read it again!