Historical Suspense, Gothic
Date Published: July 18, 2016
Publisher: Blunder Woman Productions
It is Chicago. 1910. Eleven-year-old Lillian March looks over her mother’s dead body with a sense of relief.
As a poor woman, her mother, Cora, never had any real choices or happiness with her life. Cora and Lillian flee to the bustling city of Chicago, where she is certain she will have the life of opulence she deserves.
Cora and Lillian face deep hardships in turn-of-the-century Chicago as Cora’s mind continues its downward spiral. With no money and no hope for income, Cora sells Lillian to The Garden Room, a brothel, where young girls and desperate women are kept like flowers in a jar.
John March comes looking for his daughter and his wife in an attempt to rescue them, but even if he finds them alive, is rescue really possible?
IN THE GARDEN ROOM is an exploration of madness, desire and two women’s choices in a time when they weren’t really allowed to choose.
10 Of My Favorite Books
by Tanya Eby
This mish mash list is a collection of the books that have had the deepest effect on my emotionally, but also the deepest influence on me as a writer. The characters of these pieces are outsiders, all of them with some kind of sadness to them. They’re also extraordinary in some way, whether by their abilities as artists or because of their capacity for great love. I also appreciate humor in writing and while most of these pieces are sad in some way, there’s plenty of humor and lightness too.
1) Anne of Green Gables Series by L.M. Montgomery
2) The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
3) Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
4) The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
5) The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken
6) High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
7) The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
8) Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
9) Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
10)To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
About the author:
Tanya Eby is a writer and an award-winning audiobook narrator. She has published a variety of novels from romantic comedies to mysteries to dark historical pieces. While her writing crosses genres they all share quirky characters and complicated relationships. Visit her at tanyaeby.com or follow her on Twitter @Blunder_Woman.
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