Rising Fawn (Pre-order: Available January 5th, 2021)

By Estelle Ford-Williamson

Rising Fawn (Pre-order: Available January 5th, 2021)

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  • ISBN: 9781725280038
  • Pages: 184
  • Publication Date: 1/5/2021
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
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Web Price: $16.00

Rising Fawn (Pre-order: Available January 5th, 2021)

By Estelle Ford-Williamson

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781725280038
  • Pages: 184
  • Publication Date: 1/5/2021
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
BUY FROM AMAZON.COM

About-

Clare Connor enjoys personal and financial success by teaching people how to be their best selves—she’s a professional life coach in a major Southern city. But her life starts to come undone when she experiences first one, then another major financial shock. Her husband has already been acting suspicious. Does he have a woman on the side? The financial fraud unravels the marriage, and he tells her to leave. Clare is thrown on her own devices and gets little help from a divorce lawyer. With the promise of work nearby, she flees to a remote area of the state to get her life together.

The earthquakes that forced up the mountains where she now lives reflect the seismic shocks in her own life. Without the financial security she had, Clare struggles with who she is and how she’s going to make a comeback. Fate throws her together with some unlikely allies, some of whom are tied to Irish and Italian immigrants in these strange lands. She taps into the power of the area’s natural wonders, what is left of her long-forgotten faith, and the tatters of her family’s past to face a future that is forever changed.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Estelle Ford-Williamson’s Rising Fawn, a novel of suspense Southern-style, is empowering and engrossing. . . . Ford-Williamson’s treatment of Clare is hugely compassionate, and the novel’s exploration of the north Georgia mountain where she comes to terms with herself is a beautiful meditation on place.”

—Valerie Sayers, author of The Age of Infidelity and The Powers



“With characters and domestic life reminiscent of Lee Smith’s classic Cakewalk, and Lawrence Naumoff’s archetypal Night of the Weeping Women, Estelle Ford-Williamson crafts a gem of a story with Clare and Willie, whose marriage is about as compatible as their favorite magazines—The New Yorker and Field & Stream. . . . Rising Fawn is a winner from beginning to end.”

—William Walsh, Director of MFA program, Reinhardt University



“Over a two-week span, readers are taken on a dizzying journey with sympathetic, lovable protagonist Clare Connor in Estelle Ford-Williamson’s Rising Fawn. Anyone who’s ever suffered from obsession and inner confusion will relate to this novel.”

—George Singleton, author of You Want More: Selected Stories



“A routine case of identity fraud takes a young woman on a shocking journey of self-discovery, where she’s forced to uncover a tangled skein of family secrets that will change the course of her life. Her journey, which begins in the modern world of corporate business, takes her deep into a wild and primitive landscape that carries its own mysteries and dark secrets. Rich in detail, poetic imagery, and fast-paced narrative, Rising Fawn is the kind of book that keeps you turning pages late into the night.”

—Cassandra King, author of Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy



“In Estelle Ford-Williamson’s riveting novel, Rising Fawn, she takes us on a journey as tumultuous as the rapids of a north Georgia river as Clare travels to the mountains while facing a series of life events that would make any woman lose her cool. Everyone who reads this well-written novel—and I know there will be many—will follow it to its very end, caught up in the thrall of one woman’s tempestuous life.”

—Rosemary Daniell, award-winning author of Secrets of the Zona Rosa: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women’s Lives

Contributors-

Estelle Ford-Williamson

Bio(s)-

Estelle Ford-Williamson is a novelist, memoirist, and writing teacher. Prior to Rising Fawn, she collaborated with Majok Marier to publish Seed of South Sudan: Memoir of a “Lost Boy” Refugee. She has won awards at the Sandhills and Atlanta Writers Conferences and performed readings and workshops for Poets and Writers, Inc., and the Pat Conroy Literary Center. Earlier in her career, she reported for UPI in Atlanta and worked as a management trainer and career specialist.

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