by John Musgrove
$20, Little Star paperback, 300 pages,
As the South struggles through Reconstruction, Richmonder Lewis Ginter attempts to rebuild his lost fortunes in Manhattan’s banking boom. When his only sister returns to Richmond, Ginter struggles to fit into New York society as a lifelong bachelor. An invitation to join the growing Richmond tobacco industry sets a move back home in motion. But an insignificant encounter with a courier begins to consume his thoughts. Risking his new opportunity, Ginter desperately seeks out the young man’s family to convince them that he is just the candidate for the new enterprise in Richmond.
As the two make the journey south, they discover they have far more in common than a desire to make it big in business. But will a considerable age gap, criticism from onlookers, and overeager parents seeking to marry off daughters derail their relationship? Will long, lonely separations drive them apart?Thoroughly researched and beautifully told as an #OwnVoices narrative, Ginter’s Pope is a historical fiction novel revealing the previously unknown personal life of Richmond’s most famous benefactor, Lewis Ginter, and his one true love, John Pope.
Pre-orders of Ginter's Pope begin May 15, 2022; title releases June 25, 2022.
J o h n M u s g r o v e
John Musgrove is an information security specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He has traveled to fifty countries on six continents, and lives with the man he fell for in 1986 and married in 2014.
Little Star Books is an independent publisher based in Richmond, VA, producing works for all who wonder: fiction, nonfiction, and collections of poetry. Visit www.littlestarcommunications.com to learn more.