Book of the Week #19

Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott (Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish, 2009).
"From her birth, Abisina has been an outcast—for the color of her eyes and skin, and for her lack of a father. Only her mother’s status as the village healer has kept her safe. But when a mythic leader arrives, Abisina’s life is ripped apart. She escapes alone to try to find the father and the home she has never known. In a world of extremes, from the deepest prejudice to the greatest bonds of duty and loyalty, Abisina must find her own way and decide where her true hope lies." (publisher's blurb)
I haven't had a chance to read this yet, but as it is the first novel by a former student of Liz Whaley (of WaterStreet Books fame) and has received excellent reviews I thought it deserved some attention. Ellen Jensen Abbott, who grew up in New Hampshire, will be at Water Street Bookstore on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1pm for a meet-and-greet event.

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