Out of the Water

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Pub Date 19 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 8 Dec 2021
Hidden Shelf Publishing House, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Christy Award ® winning author, Ann Marie Stewart delivers a poignant and heart-felt novel revealing five generations of secrets. Stories unravel from the stony cliffs of Kilrush, Ireland, to the pandemic grieving Boston 1919, and from a battlefront near St. Denis, France to Seattle 1981 in the search for healing.

With tri-timelines in 1919, 1931, 1981, readers meet five mothers with choices that will ripple through generations. Irish Immigrant Siobhan Kildea flees 1919 Boston and finds a new life and family in the unfamiliar prison town of Deer Lodge, Montana. When a Depression era tragedy upends her life, this mother of five makes a heartbreaking sacrifice with lasting effects. At the same time, nurse Genevieve Marchand’s career takes an unusual turn when placed on the French battlefront. Returning stateside, she must deal with her greatest loss. Years later, in a small town in Washington, music teacher Anna Hanson believes her secrets are safe. Will what Bridget, Siobhan, Erin, Genevieve and Anna have kept secret be exposed? In 1981, Claire Ellis’s search for her biological mother threatens to unravel generations of secrets. Will the truth hurt or heal?

Christy Award ® winning author, Ann Marie Stewart delivers a poignant and heart-felt novel revealing five generations of secrets. Stories unravel from the stony cliffs of Kilrush, Ireland, to the...


A Note From the Publisher

Cover art: Megan Whitfield

Graphic design: Kristen Carrico

ebook: 9781955893916

Cover art: Megan Whitfield

Graphic design: Kristen Carrico

ebook: 9781955893916


Advance Praise

"Ann Marie Stewart’s Out of the Water is a heartfelt, affecting story that centers on the kind of crisis in family life for which nobody can ever be prepared — and how courage, and especially enduring and courageous love, are the only things that can help us survive."
— Jacquelyn Mitchard, author The Deep End of the Ocean and The Good Son

“Moving, eloquent, and tender, Ann Marie Stewart’s novel Out of the Water follows the flood and ebb of five interconnected women seeking answers, wholeness, and their own definition of home.”
— Jolina Petersheim, bestselling author of How the Light Gets In

"Book-loving Siobahn ‘knew that devastating things happened between the pages, and she knew that some characters survived and were stronger because of it.’ You will find this true of Ann Marie Stewart’s second novel, Out of the Water. A family tragedy sets in motion a captivating narrative winding through place and time. Overwhelming circumstances present difficult choices, and once action is taken, the decision about whether to reveal the truth impacts generations. Know that your heart will ache throughout this literary journey but then also rejoice in its restorative finale. And isn’t this just the kind of experience we readers desire? You won’t regret picking up this book!"
— Carrie Leslie, Writing Coach

"Ann Marie Stewart’s Out of the Water is a heartfelt, affecting story that centers on the kind of crisis in family life for which nobody can ever be prepared — and how courage, and especially...


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