Trust (Paperback)

A Novel

By Kate Veitch

Plume, 9780452296350, 368pp.

Publication Date: June 29, 2010

List Price: 15.00*
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July 2010 Indie Next List

“Australian writer Kate Veitch brings readers another powerful novel with this story of a woman determined to allow herself to grow with her art while raising her family and taking care of her husband in the traditional way. After a car accident brings tragedy to her family, Susanna comes to terms with how fragile and fleeting life can be and puts her mind to becoming the artist she wants to be. Without being just another book about a woman who is unhappy in life, Trust demonstrates that strength and perseverance can help one get to where they truly want to be in life.”
— Annie Philbrick, Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT
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The author of Without a Backward Glance asks: What does it take to be a good woman—and what does it take from you?

Susanna Greenfield has given her all to being a good daughter, sister, wife, and mother. Somehow, she's maintained her profession as a college art teacher, as well as rearing two headstrong teenagers and nurturing a twenty-year marriage to Gerry, a confident, ambitious architect. She's also the eternal peacemaker between her pretty younger sister Angie, former junkie turned born-again Christian, and their strong- willed mother, Jean.

Just when Susanna is struggling to revive her creative career, a devastating accident rips apart the fabric of her world, exposing secrets which threaten to destroy both a marriage, and a life. Plumbing the rich emotional vocabulary of faith and betrayal, loyalty and forgiveness, Trust is the story of a woman's challenge to find her self.

About the Author

Kate Veitch is a journalist and author who grew up in Melbourne, Australia. Currently, she divides her time between San Francisco and New South Wales, Australia.