Heartbroken over the tragic death of her fiancé, seventeen-year-old Zora Stewart leaves
Baltimore for the frontier town of West Glory, Oklahoma, to help her young widowed
aunt keep her homestead going. There she discovers that she possesses the astonishing
ability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a
"springsweet" to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden of
holding the key to something so essential to survival in this unforgiving land.
Even more, she finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water.
Maybe, in the wildness of the territories, Zora can finally move beyond simply surviving
and start living.
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Saundra Mitchell (Author)
Saundra Mitchell is a screenwriter and author. The Vespertine was her first novel starring Zora and her cousin Amelia, and her debut novel,Shadowed Summer, was a 2010 Edgar Award nominee, a Junior Library Guild selection, and an ALAN pick. She liv...