Mothers and Other Strangers

Mothers and Other Strangers

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"My father proposed to my mother at gunpoint when she was nineteen, and knowing that she was already pregnant with a dead man's child, she accepted."

Thus begins this riveting story of a woman's quest to understand her recently deceased mother, a glamorous, cruel narcissist who left her only child, Elsie, an inheritance of debts and mysteries. While coping with threats that she suspects are coming from the cult-like spiritual program her mother belonged to, Elsie works to unravel the message her dying mother left for her, a quest that ultimately takes her to the South African family homestead she never knew existed.

Gina Sorell is a writer, actor, and creative director who was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her family. After two decades as a working actor, including ten years in L.A., she returned to her first love, writing, graduating with distinction from the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. Gina pairs her novel writing with her work as the creative director of Eat My Words, a San Francisco-based branding firm. This is her first novel.
Publisher: Altadena, California : Prospect Park Books, 2017.
ISBN: 9781938849893
Branch Call Number: FIC Sorel
Characteristics: 317 pages ; 21 cm.

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Jul 24, 2017

This story has Cinderella underpinnings with
Danielle Steele outcomes .
But it zooms along like a mystery ,which kept me engaged.
The loose ends were tied together a little too neatly.
The mother daughter relationship was credible;
The collapsed marriage less so.

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