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Give, a Novel
Give, a Novel

Give, a Novel


430 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781945448348

Rights: WOR

Boutique of Quality Books (Jun 2019)
BQB Publishing

Price: $19.95


A fractured family leaves two sisters struggling for belonging—?but one gift could change everything

Every summer, Jessie and Emma leave their suburban home in the Central Valley of California and fly north to Baymont. Nestled among Mendocino's golden hills, with ponies to love and endless acres to explore, Baymont should be a child's paradise. But Baymont belongs to Laurel, the girls' birth mother, whose heedless parenting and tainted judgement cast a long shadow over the sisters' summers—and their lives. Caught in a web of allegiances, the girls learn again and again that every loyalty has its price, and that even forgiveness can take unexpected turns. Years later, when Laurel asks her elder daughter for the ultimate gift, Jessie must decide just how much to give in the name of love. Luminous and poignant, Give is the story of one family's troubled quest to redeem the mistakes of the past and a stirring testament to the bonds of sisterhood.


"I met Erica at a conference and after hearing her speak, I couldn't wait to read her book—I was not disappointed. Jessie and Emma are the product of a broken marriage between Len and Laurel." —Andrea, Fountain Bookstore Review

"Erica is a superb story teller, and her book deserves to be read by as many book lovers as possible." —Jon Mayes, book blogger

"In its earnest, unrestrained exploration of sisterhood, Give is a groundbreaking approach to the timeless themes of loss, love, and loyalty." —Wesleyan University Newsletter

Author Biography

Born in Maine but raised in Tampa, Florida, Erica Witsell lived in Connecticut, California, Ecuador, and Italy before settling in the mountains of western North Carolina 15 years ago. A high school teacher for more than 10 years, Witsell now teaches English as a new language at a community college in Asheville. Erica's writing has appeared in The Sun Magazine and Brain Child. Give is her debut novel.