’Til All These Things Be Done
(She Writes Press; September 13, 2022)
When her beloved father mysteriously vanishes, sixteen-year-old Leola Rideout has little time to question why. With the 1918 influenza epidemic in its second year, social turmoil raging across Texas, and poverty a constant threat, it’s all she can do to keep her young sisters–and dreams–alive. Only when Papa returns in haunting visions decades later does Leola finally confront this loss, leading to a remarkable family discovery that could bring the peace she seeks.
A serious and intensely gratifying page turner that…is also a poignant love story, as Moyers presides over the lives of her characters with tenderness and a sure hand. Love, longing, and the hard persistence of hope shine in this debut novel.
–Elizabeth Crook, author of The Which Way Tree and Monday, Monday
Through her irresistible language and characters, Moyers pulls us into a braided story that is quintessentially Texan and yet universal. Time and again, I paused over passages for their sheer richness, and was sorry to reach the end.
–Peter C. Brown, author of The Fugitive Wife
Impeccable research and a deft ear for local dialogue enrich this fully immersive debut novel.
–Michelle Cameron, award-winning author of Beyond the Ghetto Gates