The Lines Between Us

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Description

In 1661 Madrid, Ana is still grieving the loss of her husband when her niece, sixteen-year-old Juliana, suddenly vanishes. Ana frantically searches the girl's room and comes across a diary. Journeying to southern Spain in the hope of finding her, Ana immerses herself in her niece's private thoughts. After a futile search in Seville, she comes to Juliana's final entries, and, discovering the horrifying reason for the girl's flight, abandons her search.

In 1992 Missouri, in her deceased mother's home, Rachel finds a packet of letters, and a diary written by a woman named Juliana. Rachel's reserved mother has never mentioned these items, but Rachel recognizes the names Ana and Juliana: her mother uttered them on her deathbed. She soon becomes immersed in Juliana's diary, which recounts the young woman's journey to Mexico City and her life in a convent. As she learns the truth about Juliana's tragic family history, Rachel seeks to understand her connection to the writings--hoping that in finding those answers, she will somehow heal the wounds caused by her mother's lifelong reticence.

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
She Writes Press
Publish Date
September 08, 2020
Pages
376
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.3 X 8.4 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781631527432
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About the Author

Rebecca D'Harlingue has done graduate work in Spanish literature, worked as a hospital administrator, and taught English as a Second Language to adults from all over the world. She shares her love of story both with preschoolers at a Head Start program and with the members of the book club she has belonged to for decades. D'Harlingue lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, Arthur, where they are fortunate to frequently spend time with their children and grandchildren.

Reviews

"The Lines Between Us is a heartfelt and intelligent novel about love, family, and the ties that bind us to generations past."
--Michael David Lukas, author of The Last Watchman of Old Cairo

"Rebecca D'Harlingue weaves a complex and fascinating tale, ranging from 17th-century elite Madrid, to a Mexican convent, to modern Missouri--a tale of honor and deception, of hidden pain and, eventually, forgiveness."
--Martha Hoffman, author of Raised to Rule: Educating Royalty at the Court of the Spanish Habsburgs, 1601-1634

"In The Lines Between Us, D'Harlingue has created a captivating debut novel filled with unique characters, exquisite details, and intriguing family secrets. A diary and letters furtively passed down three hundred years from grandmother to granddaughter transport readers back in time and move them forward as the mysteries are elegantly revealed. This book is about women's honor, overcoming heartache, and bravery."
--Jill G. Hall, author of The Black Velvet Coat