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Passion, Exile, A Father Who’s A Horrific Murderer

Books: ‘The Red Daughter’

I was first introduced to John Burnham Schwartz’s writing 20 years ago when he published the harrowing and beautifully written Reservation Road. It is a woven personal history, told through the eyes of a variety of characters, and centered around the tragic death of child. So, when I was asked to review his new novel, “The Red Daughter,” I was thrilled to find myself back in his narrative world, which has only gained power. I read this novel in two sittings, interrupted only once by a brief phone call from my daughter on Mother’s Day. 

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