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Forgiveness Road

Fiction: Literary
Unabridged   10 hour(s)
Publication date: 02/26/2019

Forgiveness Road

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684417865
Digital Download ISBN:9781684417872


In this powerful and ultimately uplifting new novel set in 1970s Mississippi, the acclaimed author of The Last Suppers tells of three generations of women whose lives are thrown into upheaval when a dark secret is brutally exposed . . .

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To their Mississippi community, the death of well-regarded attorney Richard Pickering is a fascinating scandal. To Cissy's distraught mother, Caroline, it's an unforgivable crime. But in Cissy's troubled mind, killing her father was the only way she knew to save the two people she loves most in the world. For years, Cissy has endured a devil’s bargain with her father, hoping that he would leave her younger sisters alone if she kept his abuse to herself. When that thin trust shattered, she saw no other choice.

Janelle Clayton, the family's matriarch, has kept her distance from her daughter, Caroline—a fact she now regrets—yet she hopes to do right by her granddaughter. Cissy has always been an unusual girl, given to compulsive counting and list-making, but Janelle believes her implicitly. When Cissy is remanded to the Greater Mississippi State Hospital, a caring psychiatrist tries to help, yet new revelations drive Cissy to retreat even further from reality. It will fall to Janelle, despite her own failing health, to become Cissy's advocate and rescuer. And over the course of an unlikely road trip, Janelle and Cissy will confront the truths they’ve hidden from the world and themselves, finding courage, deep-rooted resilience, and a bond tender and tough enough to transform them both.


"Mikulencak tackles the complex ramifications of abuse, from unwanted notoriety to complexquestions of who is responsible, with grace and empathy...Forgiveness Road is haunting and poignant." —Booklist

Author Bio

Mandy Mikulencak has been a writer her entire working life; first, as a journalist, then as an editor and PR specialist for two national nonprofits and a United Nations agency. She currently lives in the mountains of Southwest Colorado with her husband. Visit her website at mandymikulencak.com.