Young baby boomer Lissa Power is raised by her father, Stouten, a watchmaker and inventor old enough to be her grandfather. At age twelve, when her mother dies, Lissa is expected to assume a womanâ€™s traditional rolesâ€”housekeeper, caregiver. Stoutenâ€™s authority becomes increasingly restrictive, and Lissa struggles to find her footing as tumultuous events transform the worldâ€”Cold War, political assassinations, Vietnam War, peace protests, civil rights, space race, womenâ€™s liberation. Stoutenâ€™s stories transport Lissa back to his nineteenth century childhood when horses plowed the fields and folks moved more slowly, with the rhythm of natureâ€”a much quieter time, but not an idyllic one. Here, At the Far End of Nowhere, father and daughter weave fact with fiction, merging fantasy and reality to reveal a broader truth.
About the Author
Christine Davis Merriman completed her MFA in Fiction at UMass Amherst forty years ago. As an undergrad, she won Towson State Universityâ€™s John S. Lewis Fiction Award and was eager to pursue a career in fiction. Then â€ślifeâ€ť intervened, with marriage, a son, divorce, a second marriage, and a thirty-year career at Johns Hopkins. In 2017, she retired, put down her technical writerâ€™s pen, and completed her debut novel, At the Far End of Nowhere. Christine and her husband live in a 1929 farmhouse in northern Baltimore County, MD.
Author Website: http://christinedavismerrimanauthor.com
At the Far End of Nowhere
Christine Davis Merriman
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288 pages / 6 x 9
Pub Date: Sept 12, 2018
Imprint: Green Place Books
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