From Far and Wide by Telma Rocha$21.95 CAD
Five missed calls from her ex-husband the day after he picked up their daughter. Clairah is desperate to get to Manitoulin Island, but the next ferry doesn't leave for hours. She's stranded on the mainland with the clothes on her back and no charger. Her ears ringing from the call with John's new girlfriend. Clairah's mind turns as it often does to Adam, who should be eleven years old, but isn't.
Adam spends his afterlife doing everything he can to nudge his splintered family together. Not an easy feat when his parents and big sister can't see or hear him. When they hurt the most, Clairah, John and Ameleiah can feel Adam's presence, but in order to heal they have to find a way to listen to him: to the cries of their broken hearts that beat in place of his.
TelmaRocha lives in Southern Ontario with her husband and two sons. When she is not reading or writing, she can be found enjoying the outdoors with her family or sharing meals and laughter with good friends.
Born in Angola, Telma immigrated to Canada in 1976 avoiding the turbulent civil war that erupted there in 1974. These events are documented in her first novel,
The Angolan Girl. A story about her grandmother's life from childhood through the early stages of the war.
Paperback, 312 pages