Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome J.C. Sasser author of Gradle Bird in conversation with Bren McClain.
Sixteen-year-old Gradle Bird has lived her entire life with her Grandpa, Leonard, at a seedy motel and truck stop off Georgia’s I-16. But when Leonard moves her to a crumbling old house rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Ms. Analee Spivey, Gradle is plunged into a lush, magical world much stranger and more dangerous than from the one she came.
Gradle Bird is an unusual tale of self-discovery and redemption that explores the infirmities of fatherly love, the complexities of human cruelty, and the consequences of guilt, proving they are possible to overcome no matter how dark and horrible the cause.
J.C. Sasser started her career at age twelve, working as a dishwasher, waitress, and cook at a truck stop off Georgia’s I-16. Over her life, she has worked as an envelope licker, tortoise tagger, lifeguard, Senate Page, model, editor, water-polo coach, marine biologist, plant grower, software consultant, and 6-sigma Black Belt. She lives in a restored barn on Edisto Island, SC. Gradle Bird is her first novel.