In this follow-up to Olshan's acclaimed debut novel, the unforgettable Clara, a tough and deeply caring Jamaican housekeeper, returns to help a troubled friend solve a mystery and deal with tragic loss
Ever since childhood, Will Kaplan has trusted one person—his family's Jamaican housekeeper, Clara—to help him get through the pain and tragedy that have all too frequently invaded his life. When his brother, Danny, died suddenly, Clara was there to offer strength and comfort. When Will was confined to a mental hospital, she gave him hope and purpose. Now he needs her wisdom and counsel as never before in the wake of a horrific plane crash that may have taken the life of Will's dear friend Marie, the mother of his former lover, Peter. When he learns that Marie may not actually have been aboard the doomed flight, Will is suddenly faced with an altogether different dilemma: how to find Marie, who apparently vanished while on her way to see him. It will mean an uneasy reunion with Peter, who's embroiled in his own family crisis. But if he places his damaged heart and troubled soul in Clara's loving and capable hands once again, Will might just weather the emotional storm that is brewing all around him and emerge a stronger person because of it.
by Joseph Conrad
by Joseph Olshan
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