Synopses & Reviews
In the tradition of "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Joy Luck Club," this moving and heartwarming debut explores what it means to be a mother, a daughter, and a family.
- The enormous popularity of bestselling novels like White Oleander (Little, Brown and Company, 1999) and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (Random House, 1987) attests to the huge audience for books featuring women who strive to make peace with their lives. Raising Hope is such a book.
- Like the novels of Elizabeth Berg, this book promises to be a favorite among reading groups and independent booksellers, with its emotional resonance and graceful prose.
- Katie Willard attended Dartmouth and Harvard Law School. This is her first novel.