Leaving Gees Bend

ISBN: 978-0399251795
G.P. Putnam's Sons

Set in 1932 and inspired by the rich quilting history of Gee's bend, Alabama, LEAVING GEE'S BEND is a heart-touching tale of a young girl's unexpected adventure.

The official name of Gee's Bend is now
Boykin, Alabama.
Gee's Bend is tucked in a curve of the Alabama River in Wilcox County, Alabama.

These cows were wandering free right next to the road.

Many of the roads in Gee's Bend remain unpaved.

Cotton fields are a common sight in the Black Belt.

The Ferry Landing at Gee's Bend
(takes residents to/from Camden)