The Reading

by Barbara Monier

An unexpected—and unrecognized—visitor attends veteran writer Esmé’s reading and brings events of forty years past squarely into her present. Struggling with writer’s block and uncertain about a future with her romantic partner, Esmé undertakes a journey through her own history. Esmé revisits a particular year she had written off as the worst of her life as well as her whirlwind early marriage. In the process, Esmé ultimately overcomes the wounded hesitancy that has characterized her life and rediscovers her former courage and openness to risk.

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SRP: $16.95 paperback, $24.95 hardcover

Page Count: 272

Publication Date: 27 September 2022

ISBN-10: 1956872604 paperback, 1956872620 hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-1956872606 paperback, 978-1956872620 hardcover