From the book jacket: It's 1979, and
seven-year-old Abby, the youngest member of the close-knit Santerre
family, is trapped indoors with the chicken pox during a heat wave. The
events set in motion that summer will span decades and continents,
change the Santerres forever, and surprise and amaze anyone who loved
Meloy's Liars and Saints.
A rich, full novel about passion and desire, fear and betrayal, A Family Daughter illuminates both the joys and complications of contemporary life, and the relationship between truth and fiction. For everyone who has yet to meet the Santerres, an unmatched pleasure awaits.
Comment: A Family Daughter isn't so much a sequel to Meloy's debut novel, Liars and Saints, as it is a parallel story. In Liars and Saints Meloy told the story of four generations of the Santerre family from World ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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