A native Kansan, Sandra has worked as a newspaper journalist, a political speech writer and an archaeological tour manager. When she's not running around Kansas City (literally) or torturing students with the fundamentals of anthropology, she can be found in her lair listening to Pandora and making up stories.
Her debut novel, "Letters Never Sent" was chosen as the winner of 2014 Ann Bannon Popular Fiction Award (GCLS), 2014 General Fiction Award (GCLS), 2013 Rainbow Award for Historical Fiction, and the 2013 Rainbow Award for Lesbian Debut Novel. It was also a finalist for the prestigious Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction (Triangle Awards).
Sandra is also the author of "Nudge" and "The Addendum."
Letters Never Sent won a 2013 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Historical Romance and Best Lesbian Debut.
Letters Never Sent by Sandra Moran
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company (June 17, 2013)
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Three women, united by love and kinship, struggle to conform to the social norms of the times in which they lived.
In 1931, Katherine Henderson leaves behind her small town in Kansas and the marriage proposal of a local boy to live on her own and work at the Sears & Roebuck glove counter in Chicago. There she meets Annie—a bold, outspoken feminist who challenges Katherine’s idea of who she thinks she is and what she thinks she wants in life.
In 1997, Katherine’s daughter, Joan, travels to Lawrence, Kansas, to clean out her estranged mother’s house. Hidden away in an old suitcase, she finds a wooden box containing trinkets and a packet of sealed letters to a person identified only by a first initial.
Joan reads the unsent letters and discovers a woman completely different from the aloof and unyielding mother of her youth–a woman who had loved deeply and lost that love to circumstances beyond her control. Now she just has to find the strength to use the healing power of empathy and forgiveness to live the life she’s always wanted to live.
More Rainbow Awards at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, Rainbow Awards/2013
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