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In these luminous interconnected stories, Susanne Davis crafts characters whose roots run deep into the land. A woman experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder finds her voice in communion with other women. A Mayflower descendant wrestles with the legacy of a controversial monument that honors his ancestor. A tattoo artist fights for the passionate dream of his art. A couple confronts the foundation of their marriage when faced with a terminal diagnosis. THE APPOINTED HOUR shines a compassionate light on a changing rural America, spanning generations and locations by exploring the emotions that accompany life's trials. The heart-wrenching challenges draw Davis's characters together in feelings of love, loss, hope, and community, united throughout history by the place they call home.
About the Author
Susanne Davis is an award-winning writer. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and her fiction and non-fiction have been included in the Notre Dame Review, American Short Fiction, Clackamas Literary Review, Harvard Law Bulletin, Feminist Studies, St. Petersburg Review, and others. She lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut.