Art and Agnes Craig are young, newly married, and in love. It should be the time of their lives. But it is the Twenties and Thirties; their world is mired in Prohibition and the Great Depression, and the lingering effects of the First World War have a firm grip on Art.
For Art, the war won't end. His memories thrust him back at every turn, playing out with terrifying intensity. Agnes is devastated as she watches her husband suffer and wants desperately to help, but denial is so much easier. A devastating accident, an irreversible moment in time, takes Art one step closer to the edge of himself, and Agnes must decide to take matters into her own hands or risk losing all that she holds dear.
In The Seeds of Sorrow, the sequel to The Porter's Wife, the Berry family saga continues almost twenty years after Agnes and her family left the grit and grime of 1904 Manchester behind for a new life in Canada.