I’m delighted to announce that AIA Publishing will soon be publishing this wonderful work of historical fiction. The book is a sensitive examination of life in the post World War Two era, centred around two sisters: one who blazes a trail for women in academia and the other confined to more traditional women’s roles due to tuberculosis. I found it fascinating to read how this disease was treated prior to the development of the drugs that virtually wiped it out, and heart-breaking to be reminded of society’s view of unwed mothers back then, even if the cause was rape.
I highly recommend this read to anyone who enjoys historical fiction of the second half of the 20th Century, women’s fiction or literary fiction.
No love is as safe as that of an inseparable sister; no hurt as deep as when she leaves without a trace.
St. Paul, MN, 1946: As little girls, the Malone sisters relied on each other for companionship and affection as their mother remained distant, beating back the demons of her own mysterious childhood. Now young women, the closely-knit sisters endure separate tragedies that threaten to tear them apart. Diagnosed with tuberculosis, Shannon undergoes a life-saving hysterectomy while Eliza suffers a shameful, unexplained pregnancy. Eliza delivers and relinquishes a baby girl, and quickly leaves home—perhaps forever—taking her secrets with her. Broken-hearted, Shannon vows to hold onto the invisible thread of sisterhood, certain it will eventually bring Eliza back.
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