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Out of the Water
By Anne Marie Stewart
Irish immigrant Siobhan Kildea’s impetuous flight from a Boston lover in 1919 leads her to a new family in an unfamiliar Montana prison town. After a horrific tragedy impacts her children, her land, and her livelihood, Siobhan makes a heart wrenching decision – with consequences that ripple for decades to come.
Mysteriously linked to Siobhan is Genevieve Marchard, a battlefront nurse in France who returns stateside to find the absence of a certain soldier is her greatest loss; Anna Hanson, a music teacher who tucks herself away in a small Washington town, assuming her secrets are safe; and Erin Ellis, who thinks she and her husband won the lottery when they adopted their daughter, Claire.
These interconnected stories, spanning three continents and five generations, begin to unravel in 1981 when Claire Ellis sets out to find her biological mother.
With puzzling suspense, unforgettable characters and uncanny insight, Out of the Water is an intoxicating novel of motherhood, secrets, and the profound ramifications our decisions have. Readers will be left wondering: ultimately, is it always better to know the truth?
Martin Luther King once stated, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”
It’s true that American history has not always been true to its aspirational disposition towards equality but it is essential that we delve into these hard histories and share the stories of many who have all but been erased.
Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul tells the story of a woman who should be remembered. In the historical record Judah’s life is reduced to the date she was purchased and the date that she died. I felt that it was very important to bring her story to life and to portray the depth, humanity, and vulnerability of a beautiful soul all but erased by history.
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Serious Literature. Unique History.
Hidden Shelf is an independent publishing company based in Idaho. We provide quality content to local readers and world-wide readers alike! Our mission is to take a serious approach to our unique stories. Hidden Shelf currently has a small, but continuously growing, collection of books and eBooks available through Amazon.com.
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Hidden Shelf Publishing House is an independent publisher based in Idaho. Founded in 2017, we aim to amplify underrepresented voices and illuminate hidden narratives through innovative stories and unique perspectives. Our broad range of titles includes historical accounts, fiction, women’s interest, children’s literature, and more. We focus on building strong relationships with our authors so we can effectively share their stories with the world.
Now in our fifth year, Hidden Shelf Publishing House is a fast-growing press. Releases have included Amazon best-sellers, an Idaho Library Association book of the year, and a new release by a Christy Award® winning author.