Strebor Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781593093921, 503pp.
Publication Date: July 22, 2014
Nikki Baltimore was born in Antigua but grew up with her dad in the United States. With each year, she's grown further apart from her mother and maternal siblings, potters in rural Antigua.
Her mother's funeral brings Nikki back to the island, and, at a professional and personal crossroads, she makes the impulsive decision to stay after being offered a job by the ruling government. Soon, Nikki is embroiled in a hurricane of an existence which includes a political hot potato, confusion in her romantic life, and deepening involvement in the lives of the family she left behind.
Will Nikki eventually find her place in the chaos and begin to plant the roots that have escaped her all her life?
Joanne C. Hillhouse's novel tells of a woman returning to the island of Antigua, a homeland which she's never been able to call home. Author Elizabeth Nunez says the book is a weekend must-read. More at NPR.org
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