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What You Wish For

(2012)
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History professor Lindsey Page has a quiet, well-ordered life, but it's about to get complicated. Her daughter, with whom she has a troubled relationship, shows up on her doorstep. The immigrant woman Lindsey is interviewing for a book asks her for help in reclaiming the son taken from her during a massacre in her Salvadoran village. And her closest friends, the three women Lindsey has known since their college days in Berkeley where they witnessed the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, are hiding secrets that will forever change those friendships. Lindsey must grapple with questions of family identity, nature vs. nurture, truth in wartime, the ethics of power for latter-day robber barons in the US and Central America, and the law of unforeseen consequences. Moving back and forth from the 1970s to the present, from the San Francisco Bay Area to El Salvador this sprawling saga follows Lindsey, her friends, and family through tumultuous political, social, and cultural changes and choices.

    

Used availability for Janet Dawson's What You Wish For

Paperback Editions

September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: What You Wish For: A Novel of Suspense (Jeri Howard Mystery)
Author(s): Janet Dawson
ISBN: 1-56474-518-X / 978-1-56474-518-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perseverance Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: What You Wish For: A Novel of Suspense (Jeri Howard Mystery)
Author(s): Janet Dawson
Publisher: Perseverance Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA