Gertrude stared at Ezekiel, but there was no connection; her eyes appeared listless and dull. Perhaps she was fighting inward demons, and they were getting the best of her, Ezekiel thought. Doctor Adams's prescription, "bed rest, a healthy diet and solitude," kept resonating over and over again in his mind. "What is the news you came to tell me?" asked Gertrude. "It's just that...it's that...we're winning the war, and soon I'll be home for good. Real soon, I'd expect!" War is humankind's ultimate political solution. It is an ugly and life-changing endeavor, with casualties measured in both physical and emotional terms. Whether we talk about the ancient battles fought by Greeks and Romans or today's modern warfare, the event, and the toll on its participants is of little difference. This story is about a young woman, adopted at an early age, who is determined to find her birth mother. When her adopted mother passes away, she spends Christmas Eve 1888 in pursuit of this lifelong quest. What she unravels is a multilayered tale of family mysteries and touched souls.
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|Size: ||1.2 MB|
|Publisher: ||Tate Publishing|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781634496056 (DRM-EPUB)|
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