A SIMPLE GIFT

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Lyrical and moving, this novel tells one family's emotional tale of healing and redemption. Witmer's latest is storytelling at its best; it draws the reader in and never lets go. This deeply captivating tale will resonate with readers who enjoy intelligently written fiction.

In the college town of Larkin, Kan., Avery Montgomery is surprised when she sees her daughter, Fiona, working at a supermarket. Eighteen months ago, Fiona left town to tour with her boyfriend's band. Avery has heard little from her daughter and had no idea she was back in town. Avery's husband, Mike, is still furious with Fiona.

As Avery tries to reconnect with her daughter, she discovers some of Fiona's deepest secrets. Can this fractured family heal when the distance between them becomes even greater? (Dell, Sep., 432 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick