Almost everyone in town blames eight-year-old Violet Morgan for the death of her sister, Daisy. Owen, the girls' father, cant cope and turns to drink, practically abandoning his family. Their mother, Grace, falls victim to the powers of grief. Meanwhile, Violet forms an unlikely friendship with Stanley Adamski, a motherless outcast who works in the mines as a breaker boy. When a blizzard hits on 4 September 1914, and Grace goes into premature labour at home, she is forced to rely on Violet while Owen is off being saved' at a Billy Sunday Revival.'
Barbara J. Taylor was born and raised in Scranton, PA, and teaches English in the Pocono Mountain School District. She has a master s degree in creative writing from Wilkes University. She still resides in the Electric City, two blocks away from where she grew up. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night is her first novel. Kaylie Jones (editor) is the award-winning author of five novels and a memoir. She teaches writing at two MFA programs and lives in New York City. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night is the second release on the Kaylie Jones Books imprint.