In All the Rest of her Days, Jane McCarthy captures the difficult emotional realities beneath the 1950s patina of rectitude. A point brilliantly made that when tragedy befalls a family, there is a happy ending but rarely a happy ever after.
Sixteen-year-old Maggie is pregnant and the fabric of her family is shredded. The secret must be buried and lies must be told. It will sadden you, excite you, and make you weep for the characters and rejoice in the successes.
“With sensitivity and empathy, Jane McCarthy tells the story of a boy given up for adoption in the 1950s, when an unwed mother was a pariah. Maggie Porter’s decision to give up her baby has ramifications across generations and continents, and McCarthy explores all facets of this 20th century tragedy.”
~ Betty Cotter, author of Robert’s Woods and The Winters
“All the Rest of Her Days is a poignant and provocative tale that touches our hearts as well as our minds. McCarthy’s epic-like, multi-generational saga confronts its characters with difficult choices that challenge their sensibilities in a way that’s every bit the equal of such genre stalwarts as Judith guest and Alice Hoffman. Wonderfully crafted and beautifully written, this is a tale certain to engage and enthrall.”
~ Jon Land, USA Today best selling author of the Caitlin Strong Series
Jane has always been an avid reader, preferably accompanied by a cold glass of Pinot Grigio. As a Registered Nurse she learned much about the human response to sadness and joy. Friendships are important to her. She admires loyalty, integrity, and a sense of humor, which are the framework of who she is. All the Rest of Her Days is her first novel and she is writing her second. She lives in Narragansett with her husband and is willing to travel reasonable distances for book signings and discussion groups. Find her book here.
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