Lisa McKinnon has published what I would call an autobiographical novel, I’ll Tell the Moon ($14.99 paperback), focusing on adventures, events and people from her childhood in Littlefield, Texas. The Birdie character in the book is basically Lisa.
The story revolves around Birdie, her brother Sam, and her best friend Caroline as well as Birdie’s grandmother, mother and sometimes abusive father who is especially rough on Sam, a slow reader.
Most of the tales are set in Littlefield in 1967, with the last few chapters taking place in 1975 and 2013. Folks who grew up in small towns, especially in that era, should easily identify with the mischievous brother and sister duo.
224 pages, paperback.