What she left behind: a novel
Family secrets -- Fiction
FICTION / General
Mentally ill -- Fiction
Orphans -- Fiction
Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction
Self-actualization (Psychology) in adolescence
Self-actualization (Psychology) in adolescence -- Fiction
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|Grouping Title||what she left behind|
|Grouping Author||wiseman ellen marie|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-04-20 02:05:58AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-04-20 03:26:03AM|
|author||Ellen Marie Wiseman|
|author2-role||Gilbert, Tavia,narrator., hoopla digital.|
|author_display||Wiseman, Ellen Marie|
|detailed_location_catalog||Wright Farms - Adult Fiction|
In this stunning new novel, the acclaimed author of The Plum Tree merges the past and present into a haunting story about the nature of love and loyalty—and the lengths we will go to protect those who need us most.
Ten years ago, Izzy Stone's mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother's apparent insanity, Izzy, now seventeen, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy's help in cataloging items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past.
Clara Cartwright, eighteen years old in 1929, is caught between her overbearing parents and her love for an Italian immigrant. Furious when she rejects an arranged marriage, Clara's father sends her to a genteel home for nervous invalids. But when his fortune is lost in the stock market crash, he can no longer afford her care—and Clara is committed to the public asylum.
Even as Izzy deals with the challenges of yet another new beginning, Clara's story keeps drawing her into the past. If Clara was never really mentally ill, could something else explain her own mother's violent act? Piecing together Clara's fate compels Izzy to re-examine her own choices—with shocking and unexpected results.
Illuminating and provocative, What She Left Behind is a masterful novel about the yearning to belong—and the mysteries that can belie even the most ordinary life.
Praise For Ellen Marie Wiseman's The Plum Tree
"Ellen Marie Wiseman's provocative and realistic images of a small German village are exquisite. The Plum Tree will find good company on the shelves of those who appreciated Skeletons at the Feast, by Chris Bohjalian, Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay, and Night, by Elie Wiesel." —NY Journal of Books
"The meticulous hand-crafted detail and emotional intensity of The Plum Tree immersed me in Germany during its darkest hours and the ordeals its citizens had to face. A must-read for WWII Fiction aficionados—and any reader who loves a transporting story." —Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us
"Wiseman eschews the genre's usual military conflicts of daily life during wartime, lending an intimate and compelling poignancy to this intriguing debut." —Publishers Weekly
"Ellen Marie Wiseman weaves a story of intrigue, terror, and love from a perspective not often seen in Holocaust novels." —Jewish Book World
"A haunting and beautiful debut novel." —Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August
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|isbn||9780758278456, 9780758278463, 9781494523367|
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|owning_library_catalog||All Anythink Libraries|
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|subject_facet||FICTION / General, Family secrets -- Fiction, Mentally ill -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction, Self-actualization (Psychology) in adolescence -- Fiction, Suspense fiction|
|title_display||What she left behind|
|title_full||What She Left Behind, What she left behind / Ellen Marie Wiseman, What she left behind : a novel [electronic resource] / Ellen Marie Wiseman|
|title_short||What she left behind|
|topic_facet||Family secrets, Fiction, Literature, Mentally ill, Orphans, Psychiatric hospitals, Self-actualization (Psychology) in adolescence|