Gifts for the Dead


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$15.99  $14.71
Five Directions Press
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6.0 X 0.78 X 9.0 inches | 1.13 pounds
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About the Author

Joan Schweighardt grew up in New Jersey and lived in Florida and New York before moving to New Mexico. Joan has worked as a freelance writer, editor and ghostwriter, a literary agent, and an indie book publisher over the years. Her own projects include six novels, a memoir, and several magazine article. She has received awards for her novel Gudrun's Tapestry (republished as The Last Wife of Attila the Hun).


"A journey to South America to solve a family mystery leads to unexpected revelations and personal transformation in this meticulously researched, exquisitely rendered novel. Gifts for the Dead is a tale of life, death, and discovery in the early 20th century, but it's also a love story and a sensitive exploration of what human beings will do to move beyond grief."

--Faye Rapoport DesPres, author of Message from a Blue Jay

"Every elegantly crafted scene in Joan Schweighardt's Gifts for the Dead is a gift in itself--lush, perfectly detailed, and fitted within a marvelous story of secrets, loss, love, and adventure. This is a page turner whose intriguing and sweeping story immerses the reader in the experience of early 20th-century America while shrewdly observing a socio-political atmosphere that echoes the one we currently inhabit."

--Rocco Lo Bosco, author of Staying Sane in Crazy Town