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Winner of the 2023 IPPY Silver Medal in Popular Fiction

“…a witty and uplifting novel.” – Kirkus Reviews

“…an engaging read from first page to last.” – The Midwest Book Review

In a small Texas town, three women—Gillian, a former prom queen and furious juggler of her three children’s manic schedules; Lianna, a foul-mouthed East Coast banking super star; and Aimee, a woman capable of far more than her current life will allow—find their lives converging.

Gillian, reeling from the revelations her husband shared at a fundraiser she hosted just days ago, is suddenly grappling with what she has always believed about politics, family, and her own comfortable life—and aghast at some of the choices she’s made. Lianna is en route to close a deal and languishing in the August heat. Desperate to return to her beloved New York and a first-time visitor to rural Texas, she’s certain she has landed in one of the outer rings of hell. Aimee, though withering under the covert dysfunction and mental illness lurking in her family, still manages to shine in her low-level job and allows herself to dream of a life far away. When Gillian and Lianna stop at the same convenience store, they find themselves in an unthinkable situation. Aimee may be their only hope—if she can put the pieces together

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Praise for Buck’s Pantry

Wierman weaves together an engaging storyline that twists and turns in ways that readers aren’t likely to see coming. . . the book tackles political tensions and, perhaps more importantly, how deeply held beliefs can be changed. . . a nuanced examination of upbringings, value systems, and lifestyles while subtly calling for understanding. . . a witty and uplifting novel.

Kirkus Reviews

. . . an engaging read from first page to last. Clever dialogue, interesting characters, and a narrative driven storytelling style combine to make Buck’s Pantry highly recommended for community library Contemporary General Fiction collections.

The Midwest Book Review

Buck’s Pantry is a surprising tale of intrigue, suspense, and a perfect example of how three days and a random encounter can change the course of so many lives. Khristin Wierman’s narrative is charming and disarming all at the same time.

Laurie Gelman, author of the Class Mom series

A brilliantly composed story of flawed characters who become better than they thought they could be. Love, understanding, acceptance, and clarity are woven throughout this page-turner.

Amy S. Peele, award-winning author of Match: A Medical Murder Mystery

Worlds collide…You can perceive the humanity of everyone involved.

Eileen MacDougall, host of WCTV's of Book Stew