The Weight of Memory

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When Paul Elias receives a terminal diagnosis, he leaves his physician’s office in a fog. Only one thing is clear to him: if he is going to die, he must find someone to watch over his granddaughter, Pearl, who has been in his charge since her drug-addicted father disappeared. Paul decides to take her back to Nysa–both the place where he grew up and the place where he lost his beloved wife under strange circumstances forty years earlier.

But when he picks up Pearl from school, the little girl already seems to know of his plans, claiming a woman told her.

In Nysa, Paul reconnects with an old friend but is not prepared for the onslaught of memory. And when Pearl starts vanishing at night and returning with increasingly bizarre tales, Paul begins to question her sanity, his own views on death, and the nature of reality itself.

In this suspenseful and introspective story from award-winning author Shawn Smucker, the past and the present mingle like opposing breezes, teasing out the truth about life, death, and sacrifice.

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Preordering a book is one of the best ways that you can support the authors you love. To motivate you just a bit, we’ve put together a few preorder incentives. If you preorder the book, you’ll get the following:

– an invitation to an outdoor, in-person book release party that includes an appearance by Sean of the South!

– 3 bonus podcast episodes about the journey of writing this book

– an invitation to a 3-week Zoom book club in which we walk through the book together, chapter by chapter

– a postcard-sized print of an image from the book created by my daughter Lucy (which we’ll share soon)

– also, if you order from the following booksellers, you’ll receive either a signed copy of the book (Hearts and Minds, Aaron’s Books) or a book with a signed book plate inside (Baker Book House)

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