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The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire -- showing a (dressed) teenage girl on a bed, looking rather pensive.In a small Western Massachusetts town in 1977, a thirty-two-year-old widowed physics professor and the sixteen-year-old girl who used to babysit his daughter forge a bond fraught with potential scandal as they try to help each other survive loss, guilt, fear, trauma — and growing up.

THE RIBS AND THIGH BONES OF DESIRE asks: Is there ever a time when doing the wrong thing can be exactly right?

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Cover for The Awful Mess: A Love StoryA recently-divorced woman tries to start fresh in a small New Hampshire town, but a surprise pregnancy, a shocking secret, and a handsome cop shatter her expectations.

One of five general fiction semifinalists for the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, THE AWFUL MESS explores how people reconcile their feelings, their beliefs, and their community with the occasional absolutely horrifying screw-up.

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