Life In Defiance: A Novel

Paperback | May 19, 2010

byMary E Demuth

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In a town she personifies, Ouisie Pepper wrestles with her own defiance. Desperate to become the wife and mother her husband Hap demands, Ouisie pours over a simple book about womanhood, constantly falling short, but determined to improve. Through all that self-improvement, Ouisie carries a terrible secret: she knows who killed Daisy Chance. As her children inch closer to uncovering the killer's identity and Hap's rages roar louder and become increasingly violent, Ouisie has to make a decision. Will she protect her children by telling her secret? Or will Hap's violence silence them all? Set on the backdrop of Defiance, Texas, Ouisie's journey typifies the choices we all face-whether to tell the truth about secrets and fight for the truth or bury them forever and live with the violent consequences.

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In a town she personifies, Ouisie Pepper wrestles with her own defiance. Desperate to become the wife and mother her husband Hap demands, Ouisie pours over a simple book about womanhood, constantly falling short, but determined to improve. Through all that self-improvement, Ouisie carries a terrible secret: she knows who killed Daisy C...

Mary DeMuth is the author of several southern novels, including A Slow Burn, Life in Defiance, and the Christy award finalists, Watching the Tree Limbs and Daisy Chain.  She's also written four parenting books and a memoir, Thin Places. She's passionate about the written word, teaching, and mentoring writers. Mary lives in Texas with h...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:May 19, 2010Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310278384

ISBN - 13:9780310278382

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"Life in Defiance will stir up emotions of anger.and forgiveness. It will disturb you. It will enthrall you. It will draw you out and pull you in. And it will fill you with hope. Beautifully written, it's proof that Mary E. DeMuth is one of our finest novelists." -- James L. Rubart, Author