“With a sense of immediacy and descriptive prowess, first-time novelist F.C. Pearce keeps the reader turning pages as she explores the nature and the various meanings of ‘family.’ Lies and deceit battle loyalty and love as the heroine, first a child, then a young woman, struggles to find stability and truth in her own life. Filled with all too human characters,  Listen for the Mourning Dove  is a tale well told that should please those searching for a good read. It’s an impressive debut.” —Lane T. Crockett, former critic and entertainment writer for the Shreveport Times and the Gannett News Service   Book Cover Art from an original watercolor by Susan Mansell

“With a sense of immediacy and descriptive prowess, first-time novelist F.C. Pearce keeps the reader turning pages as she explores the nature and the various meanings of ‘family.’ Lies and deceit battle loyalty and love as the heroine, first a child, then a young woman, struggles to find stability and truth in her own life. Filled with all too human characters, Listen for the Mourning Dove is a tale well told that should please those searching for a good read. It’s an impressive debut.”
—Lane T. Crockett, former critic and entertainment writer for the Shreveport Times and the Gannett News Service

Book Cover Art from an original watercolor by Susan Mansell

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LISTEN FOR THE MOURNING DOVE
By F.C. Pearce
A poignant and compelling tale of family intrigue, love, and loss.
 

In the fall of 1953, during the surface calm and prosperity of post-World War II America, the privileged West Texas Randolph family suffers a terrible blow. As a result, a disparate group of strangers become inextricably linked to the family, and to each other, for the four decades to follow.

In the aftermath of their life-altering event, the deep-rooted Randolph clan is left vulnerable not only to threats from the outside, but to more sinister ones from within its own ranks.

Counting on the aid of those she trusts, the youngest member of the clan, Cady Frances Randolph, from the tender age of six, must rise to a level of maturity far beyond her years, a maturity that she maintains, at all costs, into womanhood.

Shining a light on some of the best and worst of human behavior, F.C. Pearce crafts timeless and universal themes deftly and beautifully into a mosaic of rich characterization and backdrop, sparking the imagination and the emotions.