Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Stories We Tell - Review & Giveaway

Review by Marlene Engel

Affluent, Powerful, High-Profile

The Morrison name is synonymous with wealth and Georgian roots.  For Eve Morrison, who married into the family name, from an outsider’s perspective may appear to have the perfect life.  But not everything is what it seems.  When her husband, Cooper, and sister, Willa, get into a car wreck there are many unanswered questions that lead up to the accident.  Why was Cooper, who was supposed to have been out of town, with Willa?  And, does their accident have anything to do with the homeless man who was found dead in the same area of the crash?  Cooper has his version, which includes Willa relapsing from her sobriety, but there seem to be many holes in his story.  And, with Willa’s Traumatic Brain Injury, she’s unable to recall anything from that evening.  But Eve is determined to not only piece together the story, but sacrifice everything that she has in order to clear her sister’s name. 

This novel is a powerful look at the things we hold dear and how quickly they can shatter around us.  How family isn’t necessarily the people we are born into, but the people who are there when we need them the most.  The way lies can tear relationships apart and truths can set us free.  Go on an emotional journey with Eve as she discovers startling truths and learns who she was meant to be.

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About the Author:
Patti Callahan Henry grew up in Philadelphia, the daughter of an Irish minister, and moved south with her family when she was 12 years old. With the idea that being a novelist was “unrealistic,” she set her sights on becoming a pediatric nurse, graduating from Auburn University with a degree in nursing, and from Georgia State with a Master’s degree in Child Health. She left nursing to raise her first child, Meagan, and not long after having her third child, Rusk, she began writing down the stories that had always been in her head. Henry wrote early in the mornings, before her children woke for the day, but it wasn’t until Meagan, then six, told her mother that she wanted “to be a writer of books” when she grew up, that Henry realized that writing was her own dream as well. She began taking writing classes at Emory University, attending weekend writers’ conferences, and educating herself about the publishing industry, rising at 4:30 AM to write. Her first book, Losing the Moon, was published in 2004.

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