- May 13, 2014 - ATLANTA --
"Us four and no more" is the James family motto as Farley, William, and their beloved parents move from Air Force Base to Air Force Base. For William, an autistic savant, their mother keeps each new house as similar as possible to the old - everything always 'just so.' Then, in the course of one horrific evening, the family becomes completely unsprung. Stunned and grief-stricken, Farley and William move into their aunt's decrepit boarding house overlooking the city of Pittsburgh – a city still reeling from the loss if its great steel industry. As the years pass, Farley finds healing through taking care of William, and she grows into a strong, capable young woman. But tragedy threatens from several directions, and their newly-built family must pull together in order to save what they can from disaster yet again.
"IT BURNS A LOVELY LIGHT" is a remarkably moving book, with well-crafted characters and a strong, loving emotional center. -IndieReader
"Fiction at its Sharpest and Most Effective." -Piedmont Virginian Magazine
"A gifted writer...as the daughter of an Air Force General, Pennington's early depiction of life on base gives the book an authentic jumping off point." Leonard Shapiro, Middleburg Life Magazine
"Another talented writer surfaces." Genevive Lapham-Cerefice, Newsweek Magazine