Imagine not knowing who you are,
until you find yourself in a statue 800 miles from home.
Join intensely passionate and fiercely independent New York college student Lara Bonavito on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery in sigh-worthy Savannah, Georgia. Adopted into an abusive and impoverished home, Lara’s quest to find her roots lands her in the Southern jewel’s historic district. A vivid cast of characters help her unravel clues found in a cryptic letter hidden in the family bible for two decades.
“The baby’s roots are with the Southern lady who waves forever.”
With the help of mischievously handsome trolley tour guide Robert Taylor, Kipling-quoting florist Abel Bloom, and comically outspoken Louisiana beauty Susan Fletcher, Lara uncovers family secrets wrapped in the mystique of Savannah’s Waving Girl statue.
Waving Backwards is a coming-of-age quest that reveals the healing power of family bonds and maternal love.
“Searching is difficult.
Finding is life-altering.”
– V.L. Brunskill
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