her newest novel, Maryanne Stahl tackles a story of sisters
who endure a sharply delineated emotional journey, where touchstone
becomes travesty, and faith and familial bonds unravel.
What's the buzz about this book?
Read this excerpt from the
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By Hal Jacobs
it worse to lose your sister or your husband?
That's the question Maryanne Stahl poses
in "The Opposite Shore" (New American Library, $12.95
paperback) after a 40-something woman discovers her husband
and sister locked in a kiss on her husband's sailboat. Rather
than confront William and Anna, Rose moves to a nearby island
community with her teenage daughter and rebuilds her life around
her emerging painting career.
alternating chapters, Stahl, a native New Yorker who lives near
Atlanta, shows the weight of days and weeks pressing on her
characters as a result of their choices.
a sense of balance returns. And just as a stormy kiss shattered
their relationships in the first place, a stormy sea brings
everyone back together in an arrangement that no one could have
more about the beginnings
of this novel. Our European editor interviewed Maryanne
Stahl to ask her to describe the process a writer encounters while
writing the second novel. This interview by Brenda Townsend Hall
compares two writers, two styles, and two novels and how they
approach the craft of writing. Enjoy reading two completely different
viewpoints from Maryanne Stahl and Louise Domaratius.
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