Trusting the Currents is a multi-award winning inspirational novel that guides readers into their own truth and transformation.
Author Lynnda Pollio's life changes when she hears the mystical, elderly voice of Addie Mae Aubrey, a Southern, African American woman from the 1930s rural south. Narrated by Addie Mae Aubrey, Trusting the Currents is a story of self-discovery and the uneasy search for one's place in life. Trusting the Currents is a powerful book for anyone going through profound change in their lives.
Pollio taps into the hardships of the rural South during the 1930s in this gripping, lyrical story about a young girl coming of age in a region full of prejudice and exploitation. Twelve-year old Addie Mae and her informally adopted sister, Jenny, are thick as thieves on their unnamed country farmhouse. Mama watches over the two girls, who are constantly getting in trouble sometimes of their own doing, but often the curious girls are unsuspecting bystanders to local tragedies. As Mama becomes more concerned with finding a husband, and Uncle Jo lazily drinking his days away on the farm, Addie begins to explore recent events of child kidnappings. In the prologue, Pollio explains how Addie's voice came to her after the death of her father, imploring the author to relay her story. Readers may find Pollio's explanation a bit eccentric, but the simple, affecting tale of Addie's life is engrossing. Religion, culture, and family blend together seamlessly in this haunting and refreshing story. (BookLife)