A novel about the power of memory, family, forgiveness, and home
Patti Callahan Henry is another favorite of mine. She published Becoming Mrs. Lewis in November of 2018, and now she has a new novel coming out just in time for summer.
This one is about a rift between two sisters, and the family it erodes. Lena Donahue fled her hometown of Watersend, South Carolina after a Shakespearean-level betrayal and has reinvented herself in New York City as a travel writer. She doesn't travel home, though.
That is until her father is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Lena returns to Watersend, and with her sister, she has avoided for over a decade, and her brother who runs the family's Irish pub and has tried to be the peacemaker, she tries to preserve her dad's life in stories and photographs.
It might take discovering her father's secret past to bring Lena clarity about her own identity.