Tom McNeal, author of Goodnight Nebraska, seems to have just the right touch to capture stories of reconciliation and gritty heartache. Goodnight Nebraska was described as “uncommonly human,” and it seems his next book, To Be Sung Underwater, is of similar spirit.
It is the story of Judith, who begins to withdraw from her husband and their life in California. In the midst of her sadness, she drops everything and returns to her childhood home of Rufus Safe, Nebraska to reconnect with her old love Willy, and in that moment charges headlong into a clashing of past and present. It spans 30 years of regret and has the depth of character to match.
The minimalistic trailer from Little, Brown shares a tiny bit of what BookPage contributor Tara Pettit calls “the essence of the human heart.”
To Be Sung Underwater is on shelves now! Will you be picking it up?