The Daisy Children (Paperback)
William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780062693440, 432pp.
Publication Date: August 7, 2018
Inspired by true events, in Sofia Grant’s powerfully moving new novel a young woman peels back the layers of her family’s history, discovering a tragedy in the past that explains so much of the present. This unforgettable story is one of hope, healing, and the discovery of truth.
Sometimes the untold stories of the past are the ones we need to hear...
When Katie Garrett gets the unexpected news that she’s received an inheritance from the grandmother she hardly knew, it couldn’t have come at a better time. She flees Boston—and her increasingly estranged husband—and travels to rural Texas.
There, she’s greeted by her distant cousin Scarlett. Friendly, flamboyant, eternally optimistic, Scarlett couldn’t be more different from sensible Katie. And as they begin the task of sorting through their grandmother’s possessions, they discover letters and photographs that uncover the hidden truths about their shared history, and the long-forgotten tragedy of the New London school explosion of 1937 that binds them.
About the Author
Sofia Grant has the heart of a homemaker, the curiosity of a cat, and the keen eye of a scout. She works from an urban aerie in Oakland, California.
Praise For The Daisy Children: A Novel…
— Publishers Weekly
“... the research into the past and the illustration of fashion and other trends through the decades make the book relevant to fans of 20th-century historical mysteries.”
— Historical Novel Society
“An unspeakable tragedy taints the lives of four generations of women in this poignant story of loss, tumultuous relationships and rupture. [...] Relevant and timely, this novel will compel you to turn the pages until the secret at the heart of this family is finally revealed.”
— Lorena Hughes, author of The Sisters of Alameda Street