Set against the backdrop of two neighboring Southern towns, SUFFICIENT GRACE is the powerful, affecting story of two families over the course of a year, from one Easter season to the next.
One quiet spring day, Gracie Hollaman hears voices in her head that tell her to get in her car and leave her entire life behind---her home, her husband, her daughter, her very identity. Gracie's subsequent journey releases her genius for painting and effects profound changes in the lives of everyone around her. Ultimately, her quest leads her into the home of Mama Toot and Mattie, two strong, accomplished women going through life changes of their own. As the bonds between these women grow stronger, and the family Gracie left behind come to terms with their own loss, both worlds slowly and inevitably collide, revealing a long-buried secret that they share.
A spellbinding debut novel. SUFFICIENT GRACE explores the power of personal transformation and redemption, and the many ordinary and extraordinary ways they come to pass through faith, love, motherhood, art, even food. Even though we sometimes have to leave behind an old identity in order to discover our soul, this poignant, poetic study of the human condition affirms the enduring importance of relationships and the strength we derive from them.