Growing Wishbones

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
In GROWING WISHBONES, two separate journeys of self-discovery cross paths through a web of lies and secrets.
Jodi Keane is a happy young girl being raised by a single mother who works as a nurse to support them. The only father figure Jodi has ever known is her mother’s gay brother, Teddy, who adores her as he would his own child. Jodi imagines her real father as a Vietnam War hero who will eventually make his way home, but she longs to know the truth. As she begins to unravel the mystery of her paternity she discovers herself and the true meaning of family.

Meanwhile, 800 miles away, Melanie Byron is living a life of emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of her father and longs for the day she can get away. Her cries for help go unnoticed for years until she decides to find her escape by marrying a young man she barely knows. But marital bliss can’t keep her demons at bay and they return with a vengeance to send her on a downward spiral.

GROWING WISHBONES follows Jodi and Melanie along their respective paths strewn with the challenges of relationships, career, sexuality, abuse, death, politics and social issues. When skeletons begin tumbling out of the closets, Jodi and Melanie find themselves face to face.

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Submitted: October 13, 2011

  My first year in the intensive care unit had been difficult at times. The ICU at St. Cam’s only consisted of six beds so it ... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 12, 2011

It was a cool dry spring day when Janice gave birth to her baby girl. It was best not to see the baby, she’d been told. It would be eas... Read Chapter