Friday, October 11, 2019

Beginning ~ with mail delivery

The post hits the doormat with a thud.  He hears it, his ears tuned by months of careful listening.

Cara, 2017
'I can't do this on my own anymore!
I shout it down the phone.

Postcards From a Stranger ~ by Imogen Clark, 2018, fiction
When Cara stumbles across a stash of old postcards in the attic, their contents make her question everything she thought she knew.  The story she pieces together is confusing and unsettling, and appears to have been patched over with lies.  But who can tell her the truth?  With her father sinking into Alzheimer’s and her brother reluctant to help, it seems Cara will never find the answers to her questions.  One thing is clear, though: someone knows more than they’re letting on.  Torn between loyalty to her family and dread of what she might find, Cara digs into the early years of her parents’ troubled marriage, hunting down long-lost relatives who might help unravel the mystery.  But the picture that begins to emerge is not at all the one she’d expected — because as she soon discovers, lies have a habit of multiplying.

Gilion at Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays.  Click this link for more book beginnings.

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