What scares you the most about a book club?
Question from Lynn by email
I’m a closet nerd. On the outside, I appear cool and relaxed, but I’m actually very shy. To complicate matters, I’m uncomfortable talking about myself. Before a public appearance – a book club meeting or a chat – I’m anxious for days. I’m afraid I’ll say something stupid and people won’t like me. Yet -go figure – I do love talking and connecting with readers. Although I dread the moment, afterward, I’m always elated and happy I did it.
About In Leah’s Wake
The Tylers have a perfect life-beautiful home, established careers, two sweet and talented daughters. Their eldest daughter, Leah, an exceptional soccer player, is on track for a prestigious scholarship. Their youngest, Justine, more responsible than seems possible for her 12 years, just wants her sister’s approval. With Leah nearing the end of high school and Justine a seemingly together kid, the parents are set to enjoy a peaceful life…until everything goes wrong.
As Leah’s parents fight to save their daughter from a world of drugs, sex, and wild parties, their divided approach drives their daughter out of their home and a wedge into their marriage. Meanwhile, twelve-year-old Justine observes her sister’s rebellion from the shadows of their fragmented family-leaving her to question whether anyone loves her and if God even knows she exists.
Can this family survive in Leah’s wake? What happens when love just isn’t enough?
Margot Livesey, award-winning author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy, calls In Leah’s Wake, “A beautifully written and absorbing novel.”
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