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Former Haines resident publishes first novel!
E.L. Carter lived in Haines for many years, and was known for her work at REACH and at Lynn Canal Counseling, where she was a therapist. She now lives in Hawaii, where she currently writes and homeschools her son.
War can live deep inside a family, long after the combat has come and gone. With a poet’s voice, E.L. Carter evokes that generational echo in the story of one grieving young woman who is trying to find her birthright.
Maddy has been running. She has run from her home, her family, and her lovers. Then her brother suicides after being injured in the Iraq war, leaving her a mysterious note about a gift. With the help of an old family friend, she begins to explore her brother’s story and her family history. As she works to uncover what her brother has left her, she finds herself in the middle of a parallel mystery: the legacy of her grandmother, a Gypsy holocaust survivor who has been ostracized by the family. In order to accept her brother’s gift, Maddy eventually discovers that she must stop, listen, and face generations of women’s war trauma that bridge Europe, the US, and the Middle East.
Part mystery, part meditation,The Running Warweaves together narratives into a whole that asks as many questions as it answers. Lyrical and haunting, The Running Waris ultimately a call toward healing intergenerational trauma, no matter the source.
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