Stars of Alabama

by Sean Dietrich

On Sale: 2019-07-09

Price: $26.99

Book Summary

Unlikely heroes form unlikely bonds in this poignant and redemptive new novel from Sean Dietrich.

About the Book

From Sean Dietrich—also known as Sean of the South—comes a poignant tale of the stars that shine all around us . . . if only we’re willing to look.

When she becomes pregnant at fifteen, Marigold is rejected by her family and forced to fend for herself. And when she loses her baby in the forest, her whole world turns upside down. She’s even more distraught upon discovering she has an inexplicable power that makes her both beautiful and terrifying—and something of a local legend.

Meanwhile, migrant workers Vern and Paul discover a violet-eyed baby and take it upon themselves to care for her. The men soon pair up with a widow and her two children, and the untraditional family finds their way in fits and starts toward taking care of each other.

As survival brings one family together, a young boy finds himself with nary a friend to his name amid the dust storms still raging across Kansas. Fourteen-year-old Coot, a child preacher with a prodigy’s memory, is on the run with thousands of stolen dollars—and the only thing he’s sure of is that Mobile, Alabama, is his destination.

As the years pass and a world war looms, their stories intertwine in surprising ways. With a voice both humorous and heartfelt, Sean Dietrich weaves together a tale about the dignity of humanity and the value of enduring hope—reminding us that when the dust clears, we can still see the stars.


'Set during the Dust Bowl, this pleasing, ambitious epic from Dietrich (Sean of the South) brings together unlikely allies all escaping dire situations. . . Though filled with preachers declaring judgment and prophecies of the end-time, Dietrich's hopeful tale illuminates the small rays of faith that shine even in dark times.'

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780785226376
  • ISBN 10: 0785226370
  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2019-07-09
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: $26.99
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2019-07-09
  • Trim Size: 139.000mm x 216.000mm x 19.000mm
  • Weight: 457.000gr
  • Category 1 : FICTION / Small Town & Rural
  • Category 2 : FICTION / Historical
  • Category 3 : FICTION / Coming of Age
  • Category 4 : FICTION / Literary