Mt. Moriah's Wake
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Publisher: She Writes Press
Number of Pages: 320
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 22.8 cm
"Mt. Moriah's Wake is an eloquent novel in which a woman experiences a spiritual homecoming and embraces love." -Foreword Clarion Reviews Orphaned at age eight, JoAnna Wilson was raised by her eccentric aunt in the bucolic southern community of Mt. Moriah. Now a twenty-six-year old would-be writer, JoAnna faces several crossroads: in her marriage, in her career, and in her faith. She left home for Chicago in 1997 immediately following the murder of her best friend, Grace. Now she comes back to Mt. Moriah for the first time in four years to attend her aunt's funeral-and realizes that she must confront both the profound sorrow she feels over Grace's death and the mysterious guilt she carries. She must finally grieve. A hauntingly sweet story of love and loss that alternates between JoAnna's childhood in Mt. Moriah, her life in Chicago and her present encounters upon returning home, Mt. Moriah's Wake ponders deep questions: When we experience unspeakable tragedy, do we see ourselves as victim or survivor? Is it possible to regain happiness in the face of such? And how do we find our faith again, once it is lost? As her past and present worlds collide, JoAnna grapples with these questions-and her journey moves toward an unexpected conclusion.