Moving Novel by Kristina McMorris Coming 8/28/18
Sold On A Monday is a well-written, poignant, historical fiction novel, which takes place during the Depression Era, in Pennsylvania.
Ellis Reed had no idea that an increase in reporting opportunities would be rewarded him, after capturing two children for sale, on film. Lillian Palmer, a secretary for the newspaper, found Ellis’s picture, and submitted it for review. But, when the image was discovered, destroyed, the editor sent Ellis to take another. The problem was, however, that the children were no longer there. So against Ellis’s better judgment, he re-created the scene by bribing an impoverished mother into allowing her children to pose for a picture.
Ellis felt shame and guilt, for exploiting a woman’s distress, for financial gain, especially, when that deceitful action, led to devastating consequences for the mother and her children. Ellis was determined, however, to right his wrong.
The story is captivating and heartbreaking. It also has an authentic feel to it, of what, life was like, during the 1930s.
Thank you, Sourcebooks and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.
~4.5 out of 5 stars~
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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)
KRISTINA MCMORRIS is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and the recipient of more than twenty national literary awards, as well as a nomination for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA’s RITA Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. Inspired by true personal and historical accounts, her works of fiction have been published by Kensington Books, Penguin Random House, and HarperCollins.
Kristina’s forthcoming novel, SOLD ON A MONDAY (Sourcebooks Landmark, Sept 2018), follows her widely praised novels THE EDGE OF LOST, THE PIECES WE KEEP, BRIDGE OF SCARLET LEAVES, and LETTERS FROM HOME, in addition to her novellas in the anthologies A WINTER WONDERLAND and GRAND CENTRAL. Prior to her writing career, she hosted weekly TV shows since age nine, including an Emmy Award-winning program, and has been named one of Portland’s “40 Under 40” by The Business Journal. She lives with her husband and two sons in Oregon, where she is working on her next novel. For more, visit http://KristinaMcMorris.com