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Farthest House is the debut novel from Margaret Lukas, author of River People that will release on 2/1/28. Farthest House was released in January of 2014.
When Willow is born and her mother dies moments later, only the narrator of this spellbinding debut novel knows the death isn't from complications of childbirth. Amelie-Anais, buried on the Nebraska hilltop where the family home resides, tells the story of deceit, survival, and love from beyond the grave. Following Willow's life and Willow's incredible passion to paint despite loneliness, a physical handicap, and being raised by a father plagued with secrets, Amelie-Anais weaves together the lives of four enigmatic generations.
A Note From the Publisher
“Margaret Lukas has written a page-turner of a novel. Farthest House, boldly narrated by an unsettled spirit, is part-ghost story and a full-out love story of a family coming to terms with its mysterious past, much of it lived in an ancestral home set within a gorgeously rendered Nebraska landscape. Above all, Farthest House is the story of Willow, a bewildered little girl who grows into a passionate painter. I can’t remember the last time I rooted so enthusiastically for a heroine.” ~Anna Monardo, author of Falling in Love with Natassia, and The Courtyard of Dreams
“Haunting and eerily beautiful, Margaret Lukas’ Farthest House is like the family treasure chest one finds in the attic. It may seem inviting at first, but open at your own risk. An ode to both what we should and should never know about the generations that precede us, Farthest House is an unsettling, unforgettable book.” ~Holiday Reinhorn, author of Big Cats: Stories