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The History of Us

Leah Stewart

A professor gives up a promising career to care for her sister's children in Cincinnati resident Stewart's (Husband and Wife, 2010) poignant latest. At 28, Eloise Hempel moves back to Cincinnati to care for her nieces and nephew when her sister and brother-in-law are killed in an accident. Nearly two decades later, Eloise still lives in her childhood home with the now-grown children. When a battle ensues over who will inherit the family home, Eloise sees the makeshift family she has struggled so hard to build begin to fall apart. A heartrending story of loss and the life you make in the path not taken.