Sarah Collins Honenberger's prize-winning fiction has appeared in Antietam Review, New Millenium, South Lit, The Hook, and other literary journals, as well as the 2007 Blue Ridge Anthology with Rita Dove, George Garrett, David Baldacci, Hilda Ward and Coy Barefoot. Her story "The Serengeti of the Heart" was the 2005 winner of the statewide fiction contest of the Virginia Writers' Club. In addition to a fellowship with the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, her essay "Gathering Rosebuds: A Manifesto for Working Women" was included in a 1998 Oprah book club segment. She lives and writes at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
About the Book
When Lacy Stonington shows up crying at the law office of rural attorney Jean Driscoll, Jean's not interested in the plight of one more overwrought client. But Lacy, sparked by a television show profiling the same seizures suffered twenty years earlier by her three month-old son, catches Jean's attention when she reveals the possible link between his severe brain damage and a childhood vaccine. In pursuit of the truth, Lacy Stonington and Jean Driscoll, two very different women, join forces to expose the scandal behind the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund. As their unlikely friendship develops despite Lacy's haunted past and Jean's problems at home, the journey brings a deeper understanding of motherhood and of the dangerous consequences of white lies.
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