A Necessary Woman
by Peggy Webb
In the last summer of Camelot, President Kennedy urged a nation toward unity. In November, he was struck down by a bullet. Against that backdrop of enormous hope and great heartbreak, Jolene, a teenaged biracial girl whose only family is a stray dog named Catfish, and Margo, a desperate mother whose only living child seems broken beyond repair, discover the true meaning of family and of grace.