By Margo Catts
“Tragedy and blessing. depart them by myself lengthy adequate, and it will get genuine not easy to inform them apart.”
Elena Alvarez resides a cursed lifestyles. From the lethal fireplace she by accident set as a toddler, to her mother's abandonment, and now to an undesirable being pregnant, she is aware greater than so much that small activities could have poor outcomes. pushed to the excessive mountains surrounding Leadville, Colorado through her most up-to-date undesirable determination, she's motive on taking away the longer term. possibly there she will simply cover in her grandmother's remoted cabin and look ahead to something–anything–to make her subsequent selection for her.
Instead, she is faced by means of reflections of her personal problems at any place she turns–the contemporary widower and his little ones adrift in a replaced global, Elena's personal mysterious relations historical past, and the interwoven lives in the city itself. little by little, Elena starts off to query her figuring out of reason and impression, reexamining the tragedies she's hung on to and the injuries she's refused to allow heal.
But while the youngsters pass lacking, Elena's fragile new peace is shattered. it is just on the prospect of clean loss and blame that she's going to realize the reality of the negative burdens we take upon ourselves, the best way tragedy and redemption are necessarily intertwined–and how curses can occasionally result in advantages, besides the fact that disguised.
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