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The Home Place

Carrie La Seur

A successful Seattle lawyer is pulled back into her troubled family's life in La Seur's evocative debut. Alma Terrebonne's younger sister, Vicky, is dead. The Billings, Montana police say that a very drunk Vicky wandered away from a party and died of exposure after a night in the brutal cold. But when Alma returns home to bury Vicky and see to her orphaned niece, she discovers that the death may not have been an accident. The Home Place is a story of secrets that will not lie still, and human bonds that will not break. Most of all, this is a story of the place we carry in us always: home.