The Lost Women of Azalea Court
DescriptionWhen an elderly woman goes missing, the women of her neighborhood dig into the secrets and lies of her husband's past to save her.
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About the Author
Ellen Meeropol is the author of the novels Her Sister's Tattoo, Kinship of Clover, On Hurricane Island, and House Arrest, and the play Gridlock. Essay and short story publications include Ms. Magazine, The Writer's Chronicle, Guernica, and The Boston Globe. Her work has been honored by the Sarton Prize, the Women's National Book Association, the Massachusetts Center for the Book, and PBS NewsHour. A founding member of Straw Dog Writers' Guild, Ellen coordinates their Social Justice Writing project and lives in Northampton, MA.
"A richly-told story of a marriage--and a community--unraveled by secrets, knit back by love. The Lost Women of Azalea Court is a beautiful, wise, and big-hearted novel."
--Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings
"The Lost Women of Azalea Court begins with a seemingly simple, explainable mystery: an eighty-eight-year-old woman disappears from the house she shares with her husband, a psychiatrist, and the former head of the now-closed state mental hospital for which Azalea Court served as staff housing. But that mystery is just one of many related, slowly unveiled mysteries and secrets, some of which go back to the Holocaust and the Red Scare after World War II. In the search for the missing woman, the women of Azalea Court, a delightful mix of characters, unexpectedly band together. In Ellen Meeropol's deft hands, lost women are found--and begin to find justice--in a most satisfying, enjoyable way."
--John Mutter, co-founder and editor in chief of Shelf Awareness
- Reviewed by Mom Egg Review