Author Alexandra Hamlet's first novel, The Right Guard, is a page-turner thriller set after the Vietnam War. Military equipment has mysteriously disappeared from the National Guard enclaves. A rogue group is responsible and the CIA gets involved.
Hetty "Handful," growing up as a slave in early 19th century Charleston, recalls the night her mother told her how their African ancestors could fly over trees. And so begins a sweeping novel about a girl who believes she will one day fly to freedom.