Calling Me Home

Calling Me Home

Julie Kibler

A stunning, moving tale of forbidden love in segregated 1930s Kentucky: 'If you liked The Help by Kathryn Stockett, you’ll absolutely love Calling Me Home' Red magazine ‘Fans of The Help with love this touching debut… A poignant tale of race relations in America, it will have you hooked’ Sunday Express S Magazine

A moving love story inspired by a true story and perfect for fans of The Help

In a time of hate, would you stand up for love?

Shalerville, Kentucky, 1939. A world where black maids and handymen are trusted to raise white children and tend to white houses, but from which they are banished after dark.

Sixteen-year-old Isabelle McAllister, born into wealth and privilege, finds her ordered life turned upside down when she becomes attracted to Robert, the ambitious black son of her family’s housekeeper. Before long Isabelle and Robert are crossing extraordinary, dangerous boundaries and falling deeply in love.

Many years later, eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle will travel from her home in Arlington, Texas, to Ohio for a funeral. With Isabelle is her hairstylist and friend, Dorrie Curtis – a black single mother with her own problems. Along the way, Isabelle will finally reveal to Dorrie the truth of her painful past: a tale of forbidden love, the consequences of which will resound for decades . . .

‘If Julie Kibler's novel Calling Me Home were a young woman, her grandmother would be To Kill a Mockingbird, her sister would be The Help and her cousin would be The Notebook. But even with such iconic relatives, Calling Me Home stands on her own’ Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home

‘Julie Kibler’s writing is so wise and assured. I laughed out loud in places and had tears in my eyes as I turned the last page’ Diane Chamberlain

'If you liked The Help by Kathryn Stockett, you’ll absolutely love Calling Me Home' Red magazine

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ISBN: 9781447212560
Publication date: 20.06.2013
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

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ISBN: 9781447249870
Publication date: 20.06.2013
Running time: 840 Minutes

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Calling Me Home in pictures

The story of Calling Me Home was inspired by something that happened to Julie's grandmother
  • /devpanmacmillan/media/panmacmillan/Super%20concept%20and%20contributor%20content/Fiction/group-book-sign_thumbnail.jpg /devpanmacmillan/media/panmacmillan/Super%20concept%20and%20contributor%20content/Fiction/group-book-sign.jpg?width=1600&height=1105&ext=.jpg A photo of me with my critique and blog group (What Women Write) at my release party in the United States in February 2013 A photo of me with my critique and blog group (What Women Write) at my release party in the United States in February 2013
  • /devpanmacmillan/media/panmacmillan/Super%20concept%20and%20contributor%20content/Fiction/fathershome_NKentucky_thumbnail.jpg /devpanmacmillan/media/panmacmillan/Super%20concept%20and%20contributor%20content/Fiction/fathershome_NKentucky.jpg?width=720&height=405&ext=.jpg This is where my father grew up. It's in a small town in Northern Kentucky. He built the limestone retaining wall with my grandfather; it's not unlike the one Robert is repairing in the story when Isabelle takes him lemonade This is where my father grew up. It's in a small town in Northern Kentucky. He built the limestone retaining wall with my grandfather; it's not unlike the one Robert is repairing in the story when Isabelle takes him lemonade
  • /devpanmacmillan/media/panmacmillan/Super%20concept%20and%20contributor%20content/Fiction/LonesomeGrandma_thumbnail.jpg /devpanmacmillan/media/panmacmillan/Super%20concept%20and%20contributor%20content/Fiction/LonesomeGrandma.jpg?width=1200&height=1600&ext=.jpg This is a photo of a photo, so not great quality, but … It's my grandma as a teen. She had written a little note at the bottom that says 'Lonesome' This is a photo of a photo, so not great quality, but … It's my grandma as a teen. She had written a little note at the bottom that says 'Lonesome'
  • /devpanmacmillan/media/panmacmillan/Super%20concept%20and%20contributor%20content/Fiction/son_thumbnail.JPG /devpanmacmillan/media/panmacmillan/Super%20concept%20and%20contributor%20content/Fiction/son.JPG?width=1600&height=1200&ext=.jpg A photo of me with my son, Ryan Pickop, who released a CD the same week my book released in the United States. I was a single mom for many of his growing up years, and he taught me a lot about parenting and being a good mother A photo of me with my son, Ryan Pickop, who released a CD the same week my book released in the United States. I was a single mom for many of his growing up years, and he taught me a lot about parenting and being a good mother
  • /devpanmacmillan/media/panmacmillan/Super%20concept%20and%20contributor%20content/Fiction/texasbooktour_thumbnail.JPG /devpanmacmillan/media/panmacmillan/Super%20concept%20and%20contributor%20content/Fiction/texasbooktour.JPG?width=1200&height=1600&ext=.jpg A photo while on my Texas book tour of me with my own long-time hairstylist, who was very much the inspiration for Dorrie's personality, though not her story A photo while on my Texas book tour of me with my own long-time hairstylist, who was very much the inspiration for Dorrie's personality, though not her story

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