by Marita Golden
Marita Golden's fourth novel - set in contemporary Washington, D.C. - explores the deep and sometimes unresolvable issues that stretch the delicate weave of family relationships almost beyond endurance. In her new novel, The Edge of Heaven, Golden has fashioned a deceptively simple story of a family whose lives have been shattered by a single moment of angry carelessness. Through the eyes of Teresa Singletary, a twenty-year-old college student with a seemingly insupportable emotional burden; her father, Ryland; and her mother, Lena - whose return to her own mother's home has precipitated a reckoning with Teresa - we share the pain they each undergo as they struggle to reconcile their differences.
Hardcover: 242 pages