From Far And Wide

              Contemporary Fiction

Five missed calls from her ex-husband the day after he picked up their daughter. Clairah is desperate to get to Manitoulin Island, but the next ferry doesn’t leave for hours. She’s stranded on the mainland with the clothes on her back and no charger. Her ears ringing from the call with John’s new girlfriend. Clairah’s mind turns as it often does to Adam, who should be eleven years old, but isn’t. Adam spends his afterlife doing everything he can to nudge his splintered family together. Not an easy feat when his parents and big sister can’t see or hear him. When they hurt the most, Clairah, John and Ameleiah can feel Adam’s presence, but in order to heal they have to find a way to listen to him: to the cries of their broken hearts that beat in place of his.

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"In a follow up to The Angolan Girl, Telma writes a contemporary love story about one family's journey through love, loss, and forgiveness. Written in the voice that you have come to recognize from her previous work. From Far And Wide takes place in a Canadian setting and is sure to capture the hearts of readers."