What She Left Behind



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In this stunning new novel, the acclaimed author of The Plum Tree merges the past and present into a haunting story about the nature of love and loyalty–and the lengths we will go to protect those who need us most.

Ten years ago, Izzy Stone’s mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother’s apparent insanity, Izzy, now seventeen, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy’s help in cataloging items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past.

Clara Cartwright, eighteen years old in 1929, is caught between her overbearing parents and her love for an Italian immigrant. Furious when she rejects an arranged marriage, Clara’s father sends her to a genteel home for nervous invalids. But when his fortune is lost in the stock market crash, he can no longer afford her care–and Clara is committed to the public asylum.

Even as Izzy deals with the challenges of yet another new beginning, Clara’s story keeps drawing her into the past. If Clara was never really mentally ill, could something else explain her own mother’s violent act? Piecing together Clara’s fate compels Izzy to re-examine her own choices–with shocking and unexpected results.

Illuminating and provocative, What She Left Behind is a masterful novel about the yearning to belong–and the mysteries that can belie even the most ordinary life.

Praise For Ellen Marie Wiseman’s The Plum Tree

“Ellen Marie Wiseman’s provocative and realistic images of a small German village are exquisite. The Plum Tree will find good company on the shelves of those who appreciated Skeletons at the Feast, by Chris Bohjalian, Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay, and Night, by Elie Wiesel.” —NY Journal of Books

“The meticulous hand-crafted detail and emotional intensity of The Plum Tree immersed me in Germany during its darkest hours and the ordeals its citizens had to face. A must-read for WWII Fiction aficionados–and any reader who loves a transporting story.” –Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us

“Wiseman eschews the genre’s usual military conflicts of daily life during wartime, lending an intimate and compelling poignancy to this intriguing debut.” —Publishers Weekly

“Ellen Marie Wiseman weaves a story of intrigue, terror, and love from a perspective not often seen in Holocaust novels.” —Jewish Book World

“A haunting and beautiful debut novel.” –Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August

Hinduism for kids and beginners

If you are interested in Hinduism then this book if for you. It’s called HINDUISM IN PICTURES: A Pictographic Journey into Hinduism and the Hindu Culture: Hinduism for Kids and Beginners – and is now available on all Amazon stores. If you are considering the paperback version of this book then it will be out soon. It contains a range of photos relating to Hindu religion with explanation on each photo. Kids will love it.

Hinduism For Kids
Hinduism For Kids

USA: http://www.amazon.com/HINDUISM-PICTURES-Pictographic-Hinduism-Beginners-ebook/dp/B01BI2W0SS/

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/HINDUISM-PICTURES-Pictographic-Hinduism-Beginners-ebook/dp/B01BI2W0SS/

HINDU GODS CHART There are four main sects within Hinduism: 1. Shaivism (in whic…


HINDU GODS CHART There are four main sects within Hinduism: 1. Shaivism (in which Shiva is worshipped as the main god); 2. Vaishnavism (in which Vishnu worshipped as the main god); 3. Shaktism (in which the female aspects of god are primarily worshipped); and 4. Smartism (in which six main gods are worshipped: Shiva, Vishnu, Shakti, Ganesh, Murugan and Surya).



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Do’s and Don’t of How to Dress in India – Hippie In Heels


Before I left for India, before I knew about travel blogging, I asked around: “Does anyone know someone who backpacked India? I have so many questions! I don’t know how to dress.”******** India is conservative, but there are so many different style icons and types of fashion here just like anywhere else, and not all popular styles keep the woman covered up like you would imagine.



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