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Frances Pastan is a mess. Though a celebrated author of children’s books, she’s arrived at middle age depressed and alcoholic, alienated from her daughter and lost in regret for events of long ago. To conquer her demons, Frances must undertake a journey both physical and emotional–a journey into her deepest past, to the small town of her childhood where she discovered her first real friend, Lucy Sparrow. To remember their happy, crazy times together. And to find Lucy’s killer.
A Matrix of Angels is a harrowing, deeply moving novel of love, loss, and the fierce power of memory.
Reed Waters is the sort of middle-aged man few people notice. He’s quiet, polite, solitary. He doesn’t call attention to himself. Ever. Reed Waters has a secret…
Mauri Dyson is a teenaged runaway, impetuous and explosive. She lies, she steals, she prostitutes herself. Whatever it takes to survive. Mauri Dyson, too, has a secret…
When Mauri bursts into Reed’s life one rain-soaked night she sets in motion a series of events that will spiral out of control, taking the two of them through tears and terror to the brink of madness—and a confrontation that will change them both forever.