Gathering Sara

A Novel

by Jean M. Ponte



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/8/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781450248815
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781450248839

About the Book

Alarming circumstances have prompted Sara to leave both her job at Northwestern University and her live-in partner, Larry. She disappears into northern Michigan and begins a summer job as a re-enactor at Mac Fort. There, she meets Jonathan, curator for the Parks Department. The two feel immediate rapport for each other, yet Sara fears that when Jonathan learns the truth about her past, he will sever his warm association. Among others at the Fort, Sara meets Hillary who begs Sara’s help in obtaining an abortion. Sara is against abortion, but becomes ensnared into helping the young girl after she threatens suicide.

About the Author

In summertime, Jean resides in Michigan near Fort Michilimackinac, hence her lifetime interest in the area. Slipping the Fold, Jean’s first book, also took place in and around the same Michigan Fort. To learn more about the inner workings of the Fort, Jean volunteered for two summers to screen artifacts and observe the interpreters at work. In winter, Jean and her husband, a retired science professor, live in Manhattan, Kansas near Kansas State University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting.