What a Woman Must Do

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/23/2016
  • Publisher: Milkweed Editions

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When Celia Canby — Kate’s niece, Bess’s mother, and Harriet’s cousin — is killed in a car accident, it’s up to Kate and Harriet to raise Bess. Ten years later, on the day of the accident, the local newspaper in Harvester, MN, dredges up the story of the accident for a careless “Way Back When” piece, subjecting the women to another round of grief. Kate, arthritic and stuck far away from the farm she loves, is concerned about Bess. Headstrong and closed off, Bess yearns to escape Harvester before she “goes bad.” But when she begins to trace the same path of mistakes her mother made — a risky relationship with a local married man — everything seems on the verge of falling apart.

In a novel that celebrates the power of what a woman can do, What A Woman Must Do asks timeless questions about love and loss: How does our history define us? How can we let go of it? Should we?

Author Biography

Faith Sullivan is the author of seven award-winning novels, including Gardenias, The Empress of One, and The Cape Ann. A “demon gardener, flea marketer, and feeder of birds,” she is also an indefatigable champion of literary culture and her fellow writers, and has visited with hundreds of book clubs. Born and raised in southern Minnesota, Faith Sullivan lives in Minneapolis with her husband.

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