Beethoven in Paradise
Me and Rupert Goody
Moonpie and Ivy
Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia
It takes a village to make a book. I would like to thank my village:
My agent, Barbara Markowitz, for being my partner, fan, and friend; my writers' group, for telling it like it is; Nancy the Pool Girl Farrelly, who critiques with honesty, humor, and respect for the Sisterhood; Leslie Guccione, for sharing poignant stories of her beloved mother, Winnie, who inspired the character of Queenie in this novel; Willy and Grady, for loving me and eating leftovers; and, of course, the “village” at Farrar, Straus and Giroux: my brilliant editors, Frances Foster and Janine O'Malley; my charming (and never irritating) copy editor, Elaine Chubb; my talented designer, Barbara Grzeslo, and my productive production manager, Daniel Myers; and, lastly, thank you to the good Baptists of the South, whose kindness and unwavering faith inspired my life, as well as this story.
Copyright Â© 2004 by Barbara O'Connor
All rights reserved
Designed by Barbara Grzeslo
First eBook Edition : January 2012
First edition, 2004
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Taking care of Moses / Barbara O'Connor.â 1st ed.
Summary: When dissension erupts in the town of Foley, South Carolina, after a baby is left on the steps of the Rock of Ages Baptist Church, eleven-year-old Randall must decide whether or not to keep secret his knowledge of who the foundling's mother is.
[1. SecretsâFiction. 2. Conduct of lifeâFiction. 3. FoundlingsâFiction. 4. Interpersonal relationsâFiction. 5. ChurchâFiction. 6. South CarolinaâFiction.] I. Title.