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The Broken Statue
The Broken Statue

The Broken Statue


River Women


416 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: October 2021

ISBN 9781952782237

Rights: WOR

Boutique of Quality Books (Oct 2021)
BQB Publishing

Price: $18.95


The Broken Statue is a piercing look into the lives of Edwardian women

In 1905, during the gilded age, all women, those dressed in the elaborate fancy clothing of the rich or the rags of the poor, lived subjugated to men: fathers, brothers, and husbands. Eighteen-year-old Bridget sees herself above the restrictions when she's accepted to medical school and her dream of becoming a doctor seems nearly realized. All that changes when her father is murdered. A crime that doesn't interest the law because her father was half Omaha Indian. A tale of murder, hope, and courage, Bridget leaves the family farm and sets out in search of her father's murderer. After nearly losing her life, she's rescued by a mysterious woman and introduced to an entire house of glitzy ladies and a no-nonsense madam. As the fates of the women entwine, Bridget must rely on the friendships of women she would previously not have trusted, as well as on the community she left.


On River People: "River People is a mesmerizing tale of love and redemption." —Jeff Kurrus, Editor, Nebraskaland Magazine  

On Farthest House: "Not since The Lovely Bones have we experienced such a moving tale of love, suspense, and family secrets narrated by a ghost." —Jonis Agee

Author Biography

Margaret Lukas taught writing for several years at the University of Nebraska. Her award-winning short story "The Yellow Bird" was made into a short film by Smiling Toad Productions in Canada and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Her work has been published in anthologies, magazines, and online. Her first novel, Farthest House, received a Nebraska Arts Council Fellowship Award. She lives in Omaha with her husband.