By Karen Hofmann

After retiring from the heady international of academia, Sidonie von Täler has back to the small Okanagan Valley city she escaped in her adolescence for the lighting of the massive urban. The kinfolk orchard has in view that long gone to seed, or even many years later Sidonie nonetheless reveals herself residing within the shadow of her deceased older sister Alice.

As she will get right down to paintings sifting during the detritus of her family’s legacy, Sidonie is haunted by way of stories of trauma and triumph in equivalent degree, and needs to give you the option to reconcile her previous and current whereas reconnecting with the kinfolk she has left.

Karen Hofmann’s debut novel blends a poetic sensibility with problems with land stewardship, social stratification and colonialism, portray the geological and historic panorama of the Okanagan in shiny and sundry colours.

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