The Middle Step (Paperback)

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After a series of miscarriages and the failure of her marriage, Lisa Harris, a white, suburban woman, finds herself in deep despair. Eager to embrace parenthood in any way possible, she accepts a job as foster mother in an impoverished area of North St. Louis to four teenage girls who have been pulled from their homes. Lisa is immediately overwhelmed by the challenges of parenting troubled girls with a vastly different background, culture, religion and race. Yet, doggedly, she stays committed to the job, where she learns that healing herself and others requires more than good intentions.

Praise For…

“We all know that there are racial and economic lines that divide our community. Here's a novel full of vivid characters--fearful, damaged, foolish, and courageous characters-- who are struggling to cross that divide. The Middle Step shines a compassionate light on our divided world.” —John Dalton, Author of The Inverted Forest and Heaven Lake
Product Details
ISBN: 9781606530979
ISBN-10: 1606530976
Publisher: High Hill Press
Publication Date: September 25th, 2015
Pages: 346
Language: English