A MESMERIZING NOVEL ABOUT FOUR. GENERATIONS OF WOMEN BOUND TO A MYTHICAL LEGACY IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
Meg Mabry has always felt oppressed by her family's legendary, past. In the 1890s her great-grandmother Hannah Bass wrote starkly revealing diaries of her remarkable life on the southwestern frontier. Hannah's daughter Bassie published these moving accounts, creating an American literary landmark and cementing her own career as a renowned historian in the process. Meg, however, in rebellion against the imperious Bassie, has refused until now to read her great-grandmother's journals. But when the elderly Bassie returns to New Mexico, the fabled land of her childhood, Meg concedes to accompany her -- and soon everything they believed. about the family is turned upside down. As Meg finally succumbs to the allure of Hannah's story, staggering truths come to light -- secrets so, explosive that Hannah kept them even from the journals.