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Publisher's Summary

In this stunning novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, author Silas House wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love. 

In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew - and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle. 

With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he'd turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love. 

Southernmost is a tender and affecting book, a meditation on love and its consequences.

©2018 Silas House (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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"[Narrator Charlie] Thurston's evocative performance leaves the listener filled with a potent combination of hope, joy, and sadness." (AudioFile)

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  • Jane G.
  • 28-10-2018

Wonderful

This is music and art painting words. I am sad to see it end. The people are real and the narration is musical to listen to. I would give it a 10 star rating. Asher Justin will live in my head for a long time

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  • Lisa Martin
  • 15-09-2018

Held my attention

Appealing character. I appreciated the sense of regret and lost chances. Nicely narrated-fit the book.

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  • nana10
  • 17-11-2020

A well written timely story

I hope you read this with the open mind intended, it will certainly cause you to think and reflect.

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  • Nonya Bizness
  • 27-09-2020

Promising but cops out

Intriguing premise told well but once the lost brother is found the tale takes a disappointingly banal turn and resolves in a predictable fashion.

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  • Whitney Winston
  • 20-09-2020

I Need More

I never wanted this book to end. This story felt so real because of the judgement and hate I’ve seen to be true in many churches. As a Christian myself, it’s painful to see. This story walked into that pain but showed redemption, the love of a father and son, and was a beautiful story. I need to know what happens next.

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  • Beverly S
  • 23-04-2020

A Magical Story

This is an adventure that will tug at your heart. It’s about family, forgiveness and seeing God and the world in a new way. The southern accents were just right, not too exaggerated or phony. I’m so glad I read it.

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  • Alice
  • 05-02-2020

A book of forgiveness

I strongly recommend this story. There is much to be learned here, especially about forgiveness, and how hard it is to forgive yourself, as well as others. The reading of this story is especially strong and well done.

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  • SERENITY
  • 06-01-2020

Heartwarming characters.

Love the story and the narrator! Ending A bit disappointing, but the whole story is so wonderful I Wish it could continue.

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  • RonH
  • 21-08-2019

Loved it!

I thought this was a very thoughtful story and I didn't want it to end. I would like to read a sequel and hear more about Evonna & Luke- expanding their story lines.

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  • TSmith
  • 22-05-2019

The touching story of...

a man that turns his back on everything he's ever known for his son, his brother and strangers that become family. The narrator's soft Southern drawl had me from his first words. It felt like home

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