In 1944, three young men from a small town in
West Virginia are among the American forces participating in D-Day,
changing the fortunes of the war with one bold stroke. How is that
moment aboard a Navy ship as it barrels toward the Normandy shore
related to the death of an old man in an Appalachian nursing home
seventy-two years later?
In Sorrow Road, the latest mystery
from Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Julia Keller, two stories?one set in
the turbulent era of World War II and one in the present day?are woven
together to create a piercingly poignant tale of memory and family, of
love and murder.
Belfa Elkins, prosecuting attorney in Acker’s
Gap, West Virginia, is asked by an old acquaintance to look into the
death of her beloved father in an Alzheimer’s care facility. Did he die
of natural causes?or was something more sinister to blame? And that’s
not the only issue with which Bell is grappling: Her daughter Carla has
moved back home. But something’s not right. Carla is desperately hiding a
Once again, past and present, good and evil, and revenge
and forgiveness clash in a riveting story set in the shattered landscape
of Acker’s Gap, where the skies can seem dark even at high noon, and
the mountains lean close to hear the whispered lament of the people
trapped in their shadow. Download and start listening now!