Echoes of Family
Barnes & Noble
Published by: Lake Union Publishing
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Sometimes the only way through darkness is to return to where it began.
Marianne Stokes fled England at seventeen, spiraling into the manic depression that would become her shadow. She left behind secrets, memories, and tragedy: one teen dead, and her first love, Gabriel, badly injured. Three decades later she’s finally found peace in the North Carolina recording studio she runs with her husband, Darius, and her almost-daughter, Jade…until another fatality propels her back across the ocean to confront the long-buried past.
In her picturesque childhood village, the first person she meets is the last person she wants to see again: Gabriel. Now the village vicar, he takes her in without question, and ripples of what if reverberate through both their hearts. As Marianne’s mind unravels, Jade and Darius track her down. Tempers clash when everyone tries to help, but only by finding the courage to face her illness can Marianne heal herself and her offbeat family.
“Marianne, the feisty protagonist in Echoes of Family, loses her mooring when an accident triggers memories of her troubled past. Lost and broken—and grappling with the demons of bipolar disorder—she has to find a way to lay that past to rest to embrace her future. As the people who love her struggle to put her back together, Marianne knows it’s her own strength and courage she needs to rely on. Marianne and her family are typical of the noble yet flawed people Claypole White is so skilled at creating.”
—Diane Chamberlain, USA Today bestselling author of Pretending to Dance
“Echoes of Family is a masterfully written novel that is both difficult to put down, and difficult to forget after the final page. In this powerful novel, Claypole White weaves that narrative that draws the reader into a personal relationship with the characters and has you rooting for them, in spite of their many flaws. This book kept my attention until all secrets were revealed in its dramatic conclusion. I look forward to many more from Claypole White."
—Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Things We Keep
"Barbara Claypole White has done it again—created a quirky cast of characters and then taken us along as they go on a journey through madness and out the other side. Music, England, love, loss and nature all collide in this beautiful exploration of how the echoes of our past can sometimes drown out the present. Matthew Quick fans will feel right at home.”
—Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of Spin and Hidden