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Debut author Anderson offers a richly textured novel based on true events.

"Anderson lays bare the secret, dark, world that Lunda Rose and her siblings inhabit, and she perfectly captures the voice of the insightful young narrator."

"A compelling Southern narrative that effectively develops its engaging characters."

Kirkus Reviews

Secrets are deadly. They lie in wait within two families whose lives will be forever changed when they are revealed. Set in the mountains of Tennessee, this is the haunting tale of  Lunda Rose Halverston, a young woman driven by incessant yearning for something unnamed. She struggles to understand the secrets of her brilliant, violent father; her evasive mother; her protective Cherokee grandmother, and two extended clans of mysterious, gun-packing relatives. The things she fears most become the catalysts that carve her like whittled cane and catapult her to the outside world, to adulthood, to reality, and to herself. This is an unforgettable story of transcendent longing, of the indestructible power of the human spirit, of family, of possibility, of forgiveness, and of embarking on a long search for something unknown.  It is a story of the dualities found in all of us:  love and anger, longing and despair, belonging and isolation.  It is a tale of love, mystery, and finding the light when only darkness seems to prevail.

Secrets are deadly.   What could drive a father to his violence?  What are the secrets that fracture two families?


Thrilling in the extreme, Tethered to Wanting is about transcendent longing for something unknown.

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