All posts tagged: Jacqueline Sheehan

Write On, Wednesday: Jacqueline Sheehan’s stunning new fiction, THE CENTER OF THE WORLD on adoption, loss, motherhood, and so much more

By Leslie Lindsay  “In New York Times bestselling author, Jacqueline Sheehan’s evocative and compelling THE CENTER OF THE WORLD (December 29, 2015), a mother and her adopted daughter each embark on a journey of self-discovery in the wake of a stunning revelation.” Kate Malloy is a single mother raising her adopted daughter, Sofia in white-bread Massachusetts. Sofia has long known she was adopted–her caramel-colored skin and jet black hair are in stark contrast to Kate’s fair skin and blonde tresses. But…there’s something niggling at Sofia deep down in her bones, something she often disregards. When her step-father dies in a freak accident, she is given a letter from his attorney stating the truth: she not Mexican like she always believed. We delve into war-torn Guatemala in which the country is in the throes of a 30-year civil war. Twenty-four year old Kate is a graduate student on an academic grant studying water consumption in Third World countries. THE CENTER OF THE WORLD has a lot going for it–a story of love and loyalty, it’s ultimately …