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The Widows


JESS MONTGOMERY

FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Kinship, Ohio, 1924: When Lily Ross learns that her husband, Daniel Ross, the towns widely respected sheriff, is killed while transporting a prisoner, she is devastated and vows to avenge his death.

Hours after his funeral, a stranger appears at her door. Marvena Whitcomb, a coal miners widow, is unaware that Daniel has died, and begs to speak with him about her missing daughter.

From miles away but worlds apart, Lily and Marvenas lives collide as they realize that Daniel was not the man that either of them believed him to be—and that his murder is far more complex than either of them could have imagined.

Inspired by the true story of Ohios first female sheriff, this is a powerful debut about two womens search for justice as they take on the corruption at the heart of their community.

Image result for JESS MONTGOMERYAUTHOR INFO: JESS MONTGOMERY is the Literary Life columnist for the Dayton Daily News and Executive Director of the renowned Antioch Writers Workshop in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Based on early chapters of The Widows, Jess was awarded an Ohio Arts Council individual artists grant for literary arts and the John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence at Thurber House in Columbus. She lives in her native state of Ohio.


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