Vine's latest is certain to inspire such glowing superlatives as "brilliant," "mesmerizing," "evocative," "masterful," and "stunning," and readers are sure to be captivated by her story about two women, 70-year-old Stella Newland and 30-year-old Genevieve Warren, whose tragic love affairs intertwine and mirror each other. Stella lives at Middleton Hall, a home for well-heeled old folks, where Genevieve is a daily caregiver. Cancer-ridden but still spry, Stella loves hearing about Genevieve's life, which is so very different from Stella's own structured, straitlaced existence. Village-born and raised, Genevieve has lived a peaceful if monotonous life, married her grade-school sweetheart, and settled down to a boring, loveless marriage. Then she meets Ned, a successful television writer, and falls passionately in love. Unable to keep her happiness hidden, she confesses the affair to Stella. But Stella knows the tragic consequences of love--and as the cancer eats away at her body, she becomes determined to share her own shocking story with Genevieve before it's too late. Universal in theme and appeal, "Brimstone" is a storytelling tour de force from one of today's most provocative and intelligent writers.