Ann Bradley will sign and discuss Ruth's Odessey ($16.99).
Ann Bradley grew up in New York and Pennsylvania and settled in Houston with her husband and their family. She completed her doctorate at Rice University and taught for several years. Returning to her first love, writing, she wrote her calendar poem, “Love Song to the Hudson Valley,” and expanded it into her first published novel, Ruth’s Odyssey. Her second novel will follow early next year , and she is now working on a third novel in the series and on a volume of poetry.
The year is 1966, and Ruth finds herself on her own with her husband, Ben, off at war and a mystery to solve. She and her children have settled in the mountains in an old house she has inherited from her aunt.
Before he leaves, Ben is preparing an old building on their property as a rental when he finds the bones of a child down in the attic walls. It becomes Ruth’s task to make a home for the children, establish a community, and help solve a mystery that will affect the people who share her hillside.