Stellar Review for Bili Morrow Shelburne’s New Novel, “Clemmie”

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In advance praise for “Clemmie”, Kirkus Reviews calls new book “A love letter to the South”

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Bili Morrow Shelburne recently released her eagerly awaited second novel, “Clemmie” (published by Abbott Press), the story of a young woman’s desperate search for clues to her forgotten past.

Set largely on Hilton Head Island, S.C., the book is at turns both intimate and harrowing. In lavish praise for the book, Kirkus Reviews raved:

“Shelburne expertly weaves a complicated narrative through a series of flashbacks; readers are guided through Clemmie’s life as she recovers her missing memories and as she experiences the harsh realities of life in a mental hospital.... The book reads as a love letter to the South in many ways, and Shelburne describes the beauty of the distinctive coastal region in wonderful detail. As Clemmie remembers more of her past, drawing ever closer to the mystery of how she arrived at Still Waters, several characters emerge to populate her life. From Mama Rae, the mysterious woman who lives in the woods and practices voodoo, to Addie Jo, a malicious home-wrecker, to Jimmy Castlebrook, a man who may just be the love of Clemmie’s life, every character is rendered with unique details…. A fluid narrative that weaves through memory and time and an in-depth character study of a woman’s journey to recover herself.”

About the Author
Bili Morrow Shelburne, author of the previously well-received novel, “Blackbirds and Butterflies”, currently resides in Houston, Texas, but returned to her former home on Hilton Head Island for the inspiration for her riveting new book, “Clemmie”.

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