To Joey Dean, Kit Griffin is everything—every possibility and joy in the whole wide world. And then he is gone, to a place no one can pronounce and a war no one can understand. When he returns, he is changed in every way, is a man at war with his memories, his wounds, and his government. But Joey, who now has her own mission, believes love is all they need. She has yet to realize that in a world where cities, draft cards, and bras are burning, dreams as well as tear gas are in the wind.
On the frontlines of America's social revolution during the Vietnam war era, Joey must learn the truth about love, changing times, and her own dreams.
Renée Anduze holds an MFA in Writing from Spalding University and a BA in English from Rollins College (summa cum laude). She has worked as a professional writer and editor for nearly 20 years—five of them at Rollins College. Her work has appeared in national magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and online. She has won several writing awards, including three Royal Palm Literary Awards. Her poetry is published in Rollins Book of Verse 1885-2010. Renée has taught and tutored upper-level English and participated in Bread Loaf and many other major workshop conferences. She is a member of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Florida Writers Association, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, and Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society.
Though Renée currently lives in Central Florida, she grew up in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The lakes, pines, iron mines, and people there have clung to her heart throughout her life, forever defining her as a girl from the north country. Memories of sky-blue waters and warbling loons still stir her creative spirit.
"A compelling love story . . .set amidst 1960s protest movements, Take a Left at Tomorrow is eye-opening and filled with powerful reminders of that turbulent, idealistic era." - Kristen Rabe
"Take a Left at Tomorrow is an unforgettable tale. Steeped in what the heart wants, this page-turner is as wise as it is searing. In short, Renee Anduze's debut novel dazzles." - Connie May Fowler
"The perfect love letter the world needs today. The writing is luminous, and the characters unforgettable, the true story behind the story is heartbreakingly accurate … both timeless and timely, a must read for anyone who longs for a healing story about the redeeming power of love. " - Jacquelin Gorman