The long-kept secrets of the Xanthakos family are brought crashing to the surface when Dr. Camilla Dickinson's teenage granddaughter begins to question her lineage -- and whether Camilla is, in fact, her grandmother. This gripping and psychologically complex tale travels between past and present, revealing clues along the way to the truth about a multigenerational mystery involving Camilla's son, the troubled television idol Artaxias (Taxi), and her mother, the beautiful but adulterous Rose.
A heartfelt account of one family's struggles with loyalty, identity, truth, and forgiveness, A Live Coal in the Sea showcases the keen observation and deep compassion that have made Madeleine L'Engle one of our premier writers on faith and its place in the human experience.
Original title: A Live Coal in the Sea
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind