Nowhere but Home

Nowhere but Home

About the Book


Winner of the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction for 2013

After Queenie Wake is dismissed from her restaurant job, she returns to North Star to cook meals for death row inmates.

Hopeful that the bad memories of her late mother and promiscuous sister (now the mother of the captain of the high school football team) have been forgotten by the locals, Queenie discovers that some people can’t be forgotten—heartbreaker Everett Coburn—her old high-school sweetheart.

When secrets from the past emerge, will Queenie be able to stick by her family or will she leave home again?

Liza Palmer’s Nowhere But Home is a funny and touching story of food, football, and fooling around.

Last Meals and Knowing what Matters, San Francisco Book Review

Queenie Wake’s Chicken Fried Steak and Cream Gravy, The Secret Ingredient