At the age of 84, Shirley continues to bring turn-paging novels to her readers. The Kenards & The Lockwoods is a fiction novel and gives you a glimpse into the lives of two families living in the Mississippi/ Louisiana area in the 60s. They are struggling to co-exist with the new laws in America. Their lives are so intertwined with each other until it sometimes gets comical or even combative. This is book one of three.