It ain't heaven, it's Taos
Sometimes, temptation demands a high price, as Luna McGraw has discovered trying to dig herself out of the torment of alcohol recovery to reclaim her life and her daughter. In Barbara Samuel's exquisite story of betrayal and renewal, A Piece of Heaven, Luna is determined to rebuild the fragile bonds of a strained relationship with her rebellious teen-ager, Joy. When Thomas Coyote challenges her to confront her own needs, Luna is torn between their building love and her devotion to her daughter. With a pointillist's eye for detail, Samuel explores the tender nuances of the many ways people leavethe father who dies too young, the husband who strays, the mother who loses herself in her addiction. This author pulls no punches, which makes the triumphs her characters achieve in the joyous richness of everyday living all the more satisfying.
Sandy Huseby writes and reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside in northern Minnesota.