A Homicide in Hooker’s Point by Gloria Taylor Weinberg
Winner of the 2015 North Street Book Prize (Literary Fiction) and a 2011 Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association
In 1950, eight-year-old Vicki Leigh Bayle learns that love and hate are sometimes drawn from the same well, and that some of the people she loves most keep stores of each in equal measure. In the segregated context of South Florida, she learns that prejudice is not always about color, and that truth, as adults define it, is malleable. In one tragic weekend of violence, Vicki also learns that some secrets must be kept forever.
Based on a true story, A Homicide in Hooker's Point is the debut novel of retired journalist Gloria Taylor Weinberg. It is available from Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.