The Abortionist's Daughter (CD-Audio)

The Abortionist's Daughter Cover Image
Out of Print

Description


When the director of the Center for Reproductive Choice is murdered, a town must confront the consequences of choice, the nature of guilt, and the hidden allegiances and hostilities that animate and destroy families and communities.

Two weeks before Christmas, Dr. Diana Duprey is found floating face-up in a small lap pool in her back yard. A medical doctor with an abortion practice, and a national figure who inspired passion and ignited tempers, she had been the target of violent threats by right-to-life activists. Her husband, Frank Thomson, a lawyer in the district attorney’s office, fought bitterly with her on the morning of her murder. To reveal the nature of their argument would cost him his career—and more. Diana’s daughter, Megan, also quarreled with her on the day of her death. The Reverend Stephen O’Connell, founder of the town’s outspoken Lifeblood Coalition, had reasons of his own to want Diana’s practice shut down, including her involvement with his troubled teenager. The investigation of the case unleashes a flood of secrets in Duprey’s small Colorado town, whose residents must face haunting questions—and the accusations of their own consciences.

About the Author


BETH MCDONALD is a sought-after narrator and voice talent who has narrated many bestsellers. An audition coach and acting teacher as well as a working actress, the Juilliard graduate has appeared across the country in regional theatre and on Broadway. Her television credits include recurring roles on All My Children and As the World Turns. She appeared in Mona Lisa Smile and several independent feature films.


ELISABETH HYDE grew up in New Hampshire but now resides in Colorado. She briefly practiced law for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., before taking time off to write her first novel. The recipient of working scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, she now teaches creative writing through artist-in-residence programs. The Abortionist's Daughteris her fourth novel.

Praise For…


Elisabeth Hyde is a lucid and authoritative novelist.—John Irving

Like Anne Tyler, Hyde captures the quirky, heartbreaking core of a character and puts it on the page in shining rose.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781598870442
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication Date: June 12th, 2006