All Julia Scheeres ever wanted was to have a normal, happy family. But when her fanatical mother decides they should all move to rural Indiana, Julia's life begins to unravel.
In the blistering heat of the isolating community, Julia and her adopted brother David struggle together through adolescence. But with a mother who whose first concern is her church missionaries, and a distant father whose rare presence is resented by all and feared by others, home for Julia becomes a place of unspeakable secrets...
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Scheeres succeeds at relating a harrowing life story with effortless humor and wisdom - Chicago Tribune
Unflinchingly honest - Washington Post
[Another Hour On A Sunday Morning] will break your heart and mend it again - Entertainment Weekly
Scheeres gives a vivid description of growing up in a deeply Christian white family in Indiana that reveals the unattractive side of strong faith. - Good Housekeeping
Compelling...a shocking account of religion gone awry and a tyrannical regime that still exists today. - The Works
a real-page-turner...horrifying, funny and unnerving...Scheeres's radiant humour is even more apparent as the book continues and it is her sparkling spirit in the face of adversity that remains long after the last page is turned. - Press Association
Took my breath away - for the cruelties she suffered, for the courage it took to survive and tell her story...at turns heart-breaking and humorous -
About the Author
Julia Scheeres has a B.A. in Spanish and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Southern California. She has written for the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, El Financiero, and Wired, and has twice been a finalist for journalism awards presented by the USC Annenberg School for Communication. She lives in San Francisco.