Daughter of Providence
ISBN 9781590208946 | 320 pages | 04 Aug 2011 | Overlook | 18 - AND UP
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The "sympathetic and compelling" (Cleveland Plain Dealer) novel about a young woman untangling family secrets and claiming her independence.
Julie Drew's extraordinary novel is a breakthrough work in the tradition of Richard Russo and Annie Proulx. summer, 1934: Anne Dodge, raised by her old-money father in a small Rhode island coastal town, has always been told that her mother abandoned them. But then Anne learns that she has a half- sister, Maria Cristina --and when Maria Cristina comes to live with Anne and her father, ugly truths begin to surface about the family.
Within a context of jazz, the end of Prohibition, and stifling gender expectations, Daughter of Providence is a gripping and seductive summer read. this story of loss and rediscovery will resonate with readers long after the final page.
"An engrossing story of discovery, tragedy, and redemption … This is a book that stays with you." — Sandra Dallas, author of The Bride's House
"Haunting, mesmerizing . . . this atmospheric and compelling historical tale will surely sweep the reader into the past." — Library Journal
"In real life, societal expectations take over the show. 'Success' is first class, and the heart is second-class. In this moving tale . . . the first- class price tag is paid with those hearts." — Carolyn Chute, author of The Beans of Egypt, Maine
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