The Lost Book of Mala R. A Novel (Paperback)
|Author: Rose Macdowell|
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|Exiled for a year from her Romany gypsy community in 1948 West Texas, 18-year-old Mala Reinhart, who has been denounced for her true abilities to predict the future, documents her experiences in a journal that is discovered 60 years later by three neighborhood women who find hope and help in Malas words. Original. *Author: Macdowell, Rose *Publication Date: 2011/09/27 *Number of Pages: 372 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.00|
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Three very different women, each trying to reconcile her dreams with reality, are drawn together by a hypnotic voice from the past.
In a once-grand Southern California neighborhood, Linda, a New York City transplant, is panicking over the disappearance of her precocious ten-year-old stepdaughter. Christine, who has struggled to get pregnant for years, finds herself expecting a baby—just as her husband is accused of murder. And Audrey, who’s always played it safe because of her family’s history of bad luck, takes a romantic risk and suddenly finds herself facing a disaster of her own.
When an old journal surfaces at a neighbor’s tag sale, the women are inexorably drawn into the life of Mala Rinehart, an itinerant Romany woman who wrote down spells and predictions in a cryptic, slanting hand. As the three women feel the pull from across sixty intervening years, they vow to discover what became of Mala. For through the worn pages, their happiness has intertwined with hers, their futures spelled out in her chants and recipes. And as they unravel the mystery of Mala’s origins, their lives transform in ways they never could have expected.