Award-winning novelist, Teri Case puts us inside the minds of mother, father, daughter, and son to portray how addiction, poverty, and secrets can derail the best of intentions. But with a little hope and a dose of trust, the human spirit can prevail.
In Nevada, Sloan family matriarch, Janice, is tired of her white trash life--dealing with debt, kids, her son's motorcycle gang, and Harry, her drunk of a husband. She can't shake her lifelong dream of singing at the Grand Ole Opry.
As Janice's teen daughter, Carrie, plans her escape to college, Janice confronts the fact that she's forty-eight and running out of time. She decides to leave and move to Nashville for one year to pursue her dream. But before Janice can leave, Harry's worst betrayal yet destroys everyone's plans, and detectives start digging up the family dirt.
Times are desperate for the Sloan Family. They might survive if they can become each other's unlikely heroes. Do they have what it takes to confront the truth about their lives and each other and break free from their way of life on Tiger Drive?
Teri Case is the award-winning author of Tiger Drive and In the Doghouse: A Couple’s Breakup from Their Dog’s Point of View. She is a native Nevadan. Her alcoholic father, bipolar mother, and nine siblings taught her to watch and learn from others, and that laughter can lighten any load (at least for a few seconds). She often travels—watching, learning, and writing about people who want to matter.
Teri runs the Tiger Drive Scholarship for students who want to reach, learn, and grow beyond their familiar environment by attending college.
She lives in Washington, D.C., during the summer and Clearwater, Florida, in the winter.