Margaret was genuinely excited about spending a day out shopping at the farmer's market. A perfect day can hold endless possibilities. Tragically, not all surprises are good. Margaret receives the shock of her life in the middle of the stalls. She sees her father.
It is all Margaret can do to keep her panic under control and duck into the closest boutique before he can see her. Here he is, having a happy afternoon with his new family, and only Margaret is left with the trauma of their shared past.
This one moment sends Margaret reeling back through the years to a time when she was young and defenseless. As Margaret relives traumatic memories in her life, author Tamesha S. Edwards uses her story as a rebuke of those who would turn a blind eye to the most vulnerable in our society.
Margaret's story turns into one of sexual abuse, violence, rebellion, institutionalization, mental illness, and more. Try as she might, she cannot find a safe haven from the storm. As she moves from one hellish situation to the next, you will find yourself moved by one young woman's resiliency in the face of all obstacles.
About the Author
Tamesha S. Edwards was born in Berkeley, California, and grew up in the nearby city of Oakland. Ever since she was young, Edwards has loved to read. She began volunteering in the library at her elementary school and was inspired by her mother to start writing in a diary. By the time she was in sixth grade, Edwards had written a poem, a play, and three books for her classroom. Edwards continued to explore her creative side in middle school and high school. She later attended Merritt Jr. College and Cal State Hayward University