The In-Between Hour

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Published by: MIRA
Release Date: December 31, 2013
Pages: 384
ISBN13: 978-0778314752

Signed copies available through Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill and Purple Crow Books in Hillsborough

What could be worse than losing your child? Having to pretend he’s still alive...

Bestselling author Will Shepard is caught in the twilight of grief after his young son dies in a car accident. But when his father's aging mind erases the memory, Will rewrites the truth. The story he spins brings unexpected relief…until he's forced to return to rural North Carolina, trapping himself in a lie.

Holistic veterinarian Hannah Linden is a healer who opens her heart to strays but can only watch, powerless, as her grown son struggles with inner demons. When she rents her guest cottage to Will and his dad, she finds solace in trying to mend their broken world, even while her own shatters.

As their lives connect and collide, Will and Hannah become each other's only hope—if they can find their way into a new story, one that begins with love.



"Barbara Claypole White has created a tender and emotionally-charged novel in The In-Between Hour. Her multifaceted, flawed characters, each with their own wounded heart, are carefully drawn. Ms. White depicts the North Carolina mountain setting with an evocative sense of place, creating a perfect backdrop for this story of life, survival and, ultimately, of love that transcends all."
Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of The Time Between

"White's beautifully crafted novel demonstrates how two broken souls can find peace for themselves and their loved ones."

"A powerful story of love, loss, and family. The In-Between Hour will touch you, move you, and keep you turning pages long into the night."
Brenda Janowitz, author of Recipe For A Happy Life

SIBA Winter 2014 Okra Pick

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The In-Between Hour is now available in Hungary and Estonia.