The Luggage Drop is a riveting, heartbreaking novel about a family's struggle with bipolar disorder, suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder that illuminates the fragility of life and explores the world of mental illness from the inside out.
Jennifer Stein, a successful playwright from the Northwest who moved her family years ago to the Big Apple to work on the production of her first musical, a musical that became a Broadway smash hit that catapulted her into the limelight, has been personally battling post-traumatic stress disorder behind closed doors. And she just conquered the mind-altering beast.
But as Jennifer dusts herself off, and reclaims her mental footing, she realizes the battle isn't over yet. Now--she wants full closure. To get it, she has left New York and is driving west again. This time though--she's alone. And she's on a mission, a mission to confront the person who left her when she needed her most. But a new crisis is looming and hope of closure is slipping from her grip.
Jennifer's mom, Maura, an empty nester living in rural Oklahoma who's been longing to know why she has lost touch with her daughter, finds herself in a dilemma. And the choice she is about to make may or may not provide her the answer she's looking for and could--forever--end her relationship with her already estranged daughter.
Heather, Jennifer's daughter, is unknowingly at the center of it all.
Can Jennifer find closure? Will Maura find the answer she seeks, and if so, can she handle the truth?
"Amazing and inspiring story." - Ginny Sollars
"You get a sense of fierce courage and strong love as you glimpse the lives of this family." - Catholicmama
"Excellent writing. Overwhelming and amazing story." - Bubba
Literature & Fiction
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Contemporary American Fiction
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Death & Grief
Love & Loss