Sara Baker Open House Signing for The Timekeeper's Son
Join us Saturday, January 20 from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. for an Open House signing with Sara Baker for her book the Timekeeper's Son.
A small Southern town. A restless boy. An embittered father. And late one night, a careless mistake.
Aspiring teenage filmmaker Josh Lovejoy, uncharacteristically high one night, hits a jogger. It is not any jogger, but David Masters, a popular local activist in the small town of Milledge, Georgia.
The accident puts Masters in the hospital in a coma, and shatters the fragile equilibrium of the Lovejoy family. Josh's father, Hal, a clock maker who keepstimepieces running with a passion he fails to bring to his marriage, retreats to his clock shop. Helen Lovejoy, a dedicated mother and amateur painter, falls into a depression.
A shocked Josh reluctantly takes up his court-ordered community service work with disabled children. As the adults around him try to find their footing, Josh, in love with an unstable girl, follows her to NewYork City where he makes a fateful decision that puts him beyond the help of those who love him.
Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights era and the New South, The Timekeeper's Son explores themes of grief and forgiveness, isolation and connection, masks and disguises, all while depicting its characters' lives with tender intimacy. Written with a poet's sensibility to language and imagery, this is a singular novel not to be missed.