Fiction. High in the Arctic, British art historian Jenny pursues her passions: Inuit art and a handsome geologist. But the sudden news that her mother has suffered a stroke reels Jenny back to her old life—the responsible youngest daughter of parents who gave up everything to join a religious cult. In Inverness, Jenny tries to put the jumbled pieces together, while turning to her collection of "worry stones" for comfort. Did her mother escape from the cult? Is her father, a prominent cult leader, threatening to take her back? Can Jenny persuade her sisters to set aside old grievances to save their mother? Amidst the turmoil, Jenny tries to break free of the childhood pressures that stifled her creative talents and emerge as an artist in her own right.
Joanna Lilley is the author of the short story collection, The Birthday Books, and the poetry collections, If There Were Roads and THE FLEECE ERA. WORRY STONES is her first novel. Originally from the UK, Joanna emigrated to Canada in 2006 and now makes her home in Whitehorse, Yukon.Author City: WHITEHORSE, YT CAN