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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Contemporary Women
  • Language:English
  • Pages:194
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781682221440
  • Paperback ISBN:9781682221433

The Narrow Gate

by Janet Roberts

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Overview

“The flaw in this family is that we love unequally and sometimes not enough.” Elise Delcroix left the small town she grew up in eleven years earlier, angry, hurt, and vowing never to return. As a child she’d felt entitled to the best of her father’s love and attention, resenting his favoritism toward her half-sister and half-brother. Only her immigrant grandfather had showered her with the devotion she felt she needed. Furious when family suspicions turn toward her, rather than her brother, over a questionable bank transaction, she leaves home for New York and remains estranged from her father until his death. Set in the green, rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania, The Narrow Gate, is a powerful and tender novel about coming home and a family that must face its own flaws in order to find a way to heal. First Place winner of the 2017 TAZ Award for Fiction, this novel is a thoughtful and moving experience for the reader.

Description
"The flaw in this family is that we love unequally and sometimes not enough." Elise Delcroix left the small town she grew up in eleven years earlier, angry, hurt, and vowing never to return. As a child she'd felt entitled to the best of her father's love and attention, resenting his favoritism toward her half-sister and half-brother. Only her immigrant grandfather had showered her with the devotion she felt she needed. Furious when family suspicions turn toward her, rather than her brother, over a questionable bank transaction, she leaves home for New York and remains estranged from her father until his death. Set in the green, rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania, The Narrow Gate is a powerful and tender novel about coming home and a family that must face its own flaws to find a way to heal. First Place winner of the 2017 TAZ Award for Fiction from The Author Zone, this novel is a heart-warming and moving experience.
About the author
Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, Janet Roberts graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. After working as a journalist and later as a paralegal, she obtained her master's in communications from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Although her current job has meant moving to a variety of cities, she often returned to her Western Pennsylvania roots in her writing and, in 2019, moved to Pittsburgh where she now resides. Her novel, The Narrow Gate, won the 2017 TAZ Award for 1st Place in Fiction from The Author Zone in Pittsburgh.
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