Lorraine Tyler is the only queer person in Bend, Minnesota. Or at least that’s what it feels like when the local church preaches so sternly against homosexuality. Which is why she’s fighting so hard to win the McGerber scholarship—her ticket out of Bend—even though her biggest competition is her twin sister, Becky. And even though she’s got no real hope—not with the scholarship’s morality clause and that one time she kissed the preacher’s daughter.
Everything changes when a new girl comes to town. Charity is mysterious, passionate, and—to Lorraine’s delighted surprise—queer too. Now Lorraine may have a chance at freedom and real love.
But then Becky disappears, and Lorraine uncovers an old, painful secret that could tear the family apart. They need each other more than ever now, and somehow it’s Lorraine—the sinner, the black sheep—who holds the power to bring them together. But only if she herself can learn to bend.
- Winner: 2018 Goldie Awards - Debut novel
- Finalist: 2018 GCLS Awards - Debut Novel and General Fiction
- Finalist: 2017 INDIES - LGBT (Adult Fiction)
- Finalist: 2017 INDIES - Young Adult Fiction
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Word Count: 61,700
Page Count: 242
Cover By: Natasha Snow
Release Date: 05/06/2017
Release Date: 05/08/2017