Geese to a Poor Market is a literary fiction set in the Ozarks in 1955. Rita Sanders leaves her cheating husband and returns to her childhood home. She lands a job at a honky-tonk on the outskirts of a dry bible-belt village owned by a retired navy petty officer. Rita's religious mother disapproves and accuses her of driving her geese to a poor market. With the reappearance of her estranged husband, the prodigal daughter discovers there is more than one snake in the garden, as her husband and mother conspire against her for custody of her son.
It's 1955, and Rita Sanders is leaving her cheating husband. She and her son, Wesley, are on their way to her parents in the Ozarks. It's time to start a new life. But will she find happiness or heartbreak?
From this springboard, readers are introduced to a wide variety of unique characters that range from the uptight upright to the downright dastardly. I very much enjoyed this trip back in time to a place where I could smell the wood fires and hear voices with the slightest southern drawl. Highly recommended!