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What the Bayou Saw
  • Author: Patti Lacy
  • Published by Kregel Publications 2009
  • Updated April 21, 2014

What the Bayou Saw: A Novel
Segregation and a chain link fence separated twelve-year-old Sally Flowers from her best friend, Ella Ward. Yet a brutal assault bound them together. Forever. Thirty-eight years later, Sally, a middle-aged Midwestern instructor, dredges up childhood secrets long buried beneath the waters of a Louisiana bayou in order to help her student, who has also been raped. Fragments of spirituals, gospel songs, and images of a Katrina-ravaged New Orleans are woven into the story.

As some of you have guessed, What the Bayou Saw is the story of my heart. Thank you, Kregel, for the myriad of things you've done to make this special, including the decision to include the Christmas card art of a New Orleans eleven-year-old, who just happens to be...my niece Jordan.


BOOKS
An Irishwoman's Tale
Author Patti Lacy
Published by Kregel Publications 2008
Two women, a impetuous Irishwoman and a gregarious Southerner, head back to the rocky cliffs of County Clare in a quest for healing.
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What the Bayou Saw
Author Patti Lacy
Published by Kregel Publications 2009
Sally Flowers, a middle-aged college instructor, grapples with sexual dysfunction, disturbing flashbacks, and past betrayals--including one of her own making--as she tries to help her student.
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The Rhythm of Secrets
Author Patti Lacy
Published by Kregel Publications 2010
Sheila Franklin loves a son she never knew and a husband who doesn’t know her. Then a young soldier comes knocking on her door and threatens to expose her deceptive ways. My Name is Sheba is my just-finished work in progress!
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Reclaiming Lily
Author Patti Lacy
Kai Wang, a Harvard-educated physician, battles an American pastor and his wife Gloria for custody of Lily, the sister wrenched from the Wang family during China’s Cultural Revolution.
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Jessie's Pearls
Author Patti Lacy/Sara Richardson
Published by Amazon 2014
A sharecropper's daughter claws at the constraints of poverty brought on by The Great Depression and World War II. Her secret? A jersey cow named Pearl and a aspirations higher than the Louisiana sky. Suddenly her possibilities seem limitless...but the tumultuous 60s cause her world to start crashing down.
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Tattooed by Jesus
Author Bonnie Kae Lentz, Patti Lacy, Angie Reedy
Published by Amazon 2015
West-side Bloomington wild child Bonnie Kae Lentz knew Jesus only as a cuss word until He pulled her out of substance abuse and witchcraft. The girl who longed to be the next Janis Joplin gave up the bright lights of L.A. and settled in with her husband on a stage in a street-front church in her home town.
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