Alice has always been blind to the differences of age and race - her closest friendships are with Doc, the family gardener, and Edna, the maid. But when her innocence is shattered and her opinions challenged by her widowed mother's brutish new partner, Alice must learn to stand up for what she believes in and protect those she loves. It's the sticky-hot summer of 1968, and in the American Deep South it's a time of home-made lemonade and The Beatles. Yet, against a backdrop of civil rights rioting and Vietnam war protests, storm clouds are gathering for Alice. A captivating coming-of-age novel set against the tumultous backdrop of America's Deep South in the 1960s.