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Ossowski, Tamar

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Synopsis: A haunting, sometimes harrowing portrait of the ways that love can go wrong and how we can right it. . . . Trust me, you’ve never read anything like this like a shadow, it will stick with you.” Caroline Leavitt, author of the New York Times bestseller Pictures of You

Therese Wolley made a promise. She works as a secretary, shops for groceries on Saturdays, and takes care of her two girls. She doesn’t dwell on the fact that her girls are fatherless, mostly because her own father abandoned her before she was born, and she has done just fine without him.

Even though her older daughter regularly wakes with nightmares and her younger one whispers letters under her breath, she doesn’t shift from her resolve that everything will be fine. She promises . . . and they believe.

Until the morning an obituary in the newspaper changes everything. Therese immediately knows what she has to do. She cannot delay what she has planned, and she cannot find the words to explain her heartbreaking decisions to her daughters. She considers her responsibilities, her girls, and a promise she made years ago. Then she does the only thing that any real mother would do. She goes on the run with one daughter . . . and abandons the other.

Left is told from the perspectives of Franny, the younger sister who is left behind; Matilda, the troubled older sister who vows to go back and save her; and Therese, a mother on the run.

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Massachuettes - based author Ossowski's debut about a family's fragmentation, forgiveness and love.

Single parent Therese Wolley works hard to support her two daughters financially and emotionally. Older daughter Matlida sometimes suffers from nightmares, and young Franny intereprets her world from autistic perspective, eneveloping herself in letters But an item in the newspaper and an obligation to fulfill a promise abruptly alters the family dynamics. Therese packs the girls in her car and drives to her friend Leah's home, which Franny thinks "smells like art." The next day, Leah takes Franny on an outing, and Franny returns to discover her world is totally unbalanced. Therese and Matilda are gone, although her sister leaves behind a journal and a promise to return for her. Franny doesn't understand her abandonment, but in many ways, she copes with the changes in her life in healthier ways than her sibling, her mother and guardian. Leah buries her demons until Franny innocently uncovers them while asking about pieces of artwork she finds under a mattress. Meanwhile, Matilda and her mother by allying herself with a neighborhood bad boy, skipping school, sneaking out of the house and drinking. Therese stubbornly refuses to supply satisfactory answers to Matilda's questions, and she spends more time away from home as she worries that the past will come back to haunt her and her daughter. Although it does not have the strongest plot or ending. Ossowski's narrative is more about the characters and their individual journey's: The author artfully portrays each in meticulous detail and employs superlative imgaery to paint every thought and action.

Ossowski, a mother of three (cincluding a child with special needs), touchinly examines the elements that bind families together.

 

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