Book: The Ticket

The TicketThe Ticket

by Debra Jeter

When a small-town Southern family given a ticket wins the 1975 state lottery, the mere anticipation of sudden wealth forces three generations of women to confront issues of greed and generosity, selfishness and compassion, doubt and faith. In the meantime, the cash-strapped buyer of the ticket is driven to threats and possibly to violence. His threats particularly traumatize Evelyn, who suffers from bipolar disease, with repercussions affecting all three women: the beautiful but troubled Evelyn, the creative teenager Tray, and Tray’s resilient grandmother Ginny. The hope initially sparked by the lottery win gives way to sorrow, but eventually all three women find their way toward deeper understanding and redemption.

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Published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.

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