Martha McPhee in New York City with her children and husband, the poet and writer Mark Svenvold.
Martha McPhee recommends
A Lily in the Light (2019)
"Kristin Fields has written a propulsive first novel, the story unspooling around the disappearance of a child and the misery this loss inflicts. With heartbreaking clarity, the narrator realizes that to save herself she must leave the albatross of her broken family. But the past, as we know, has a way of haunting us no matter how hard we try to escape. Fields brings new light and language to the relentlessly terrifying and ever-present subject of lost children and the horrifying fallout that, here, grips the reader from start to finish."
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