Sister Blackberry

SisterBlackberrycoverEighty-seven year old Viola Garland has secrets that have tormented her for over sixty years. She kept these secrets because she believed her family would be protected. When a skeleton is discovered at a Rayes County building site, the choice she made as a young woman threatens to come to light. She knows the lie has kept the family disjointed but she is sure the truth will destroy it. Set in 1936 rural Kentucky and Northern Ohio, Sister Blackberry is a story about women — friends, sisters, mothers, daughters and granddaughters, and how their relationships are affected by secrets and lies of the past. When the truth surfaces, these women learn things about themselves and the family matriarch that shake each woman’s idea of who she is and how she fits into the only family she’s ever known.




Author-signed copies of Sister Blackberry and House of Cleaving can be purchased at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, Kentucky. If you cannot go to this location, please e-mail and request an author-signed copy.



House of Cleaving, a novel by Melissa Newman
Sister Blackberry