The Leaf Queen
2021 TAZ Fiction Award Winner
Travel from struggle to strength in this work of contemporary fiction
Are some wounds impossible to recover from?
While studying abroad in Ireland, American graduate student Dina makes the heart-wrenching choice to give up her daughter for adoption. The grief and trauma of her desperate loss follow her back to America where, as she works to put her life back together with the help of her sister, she ultimately seeks love and comfort in all the wrong places creating even more turmoil for herself. When Dina is diagnosed with cancer, she must decide if courage and hope will prevail or if she will succumb to the overwhelming grief that haunts her life. This work of contemporary fiction takes the reader along a path of pain and struggle to strength and redemption through the power of love.
Will Dina finally break under the strain of loss or can she find a way to forgive herself and find love before it’s too late?