The Bookshelf: Novels


From the Back Cover: ONE GLORIOUS AFTERNOON WHEN THEY WERE CHILDREN, Oliver and Mary Finley awaited the arrival of their adopted baby brother. Then their father’s death shattered everything. Twenty-one years later, when attempts at a family reunion take a shocking turn, a young photographer’s anonymous portraits form a gateway to hidden truths about the southwestern town where all of them came of age. A tale of shifting perspectives, Dear Strangers, weaves the lost promise of the past into a luminous exploration of a community grappling with destiny an choice, grief and atonement, and the power of strangers to exalt the best within us.