Daughter of Providence
What if you found out you had a sister you’d never known about? What if discovering her meant you didn’t really know your father at all?
Summer, 1934: Anne Dodge, raised by her old-money, New England father in the small coastal town of Milford, Rhode Island, has always been told that her Portuguese mother abandoned them when Anne was a small child. After her mother’s death, Anne learns that she has a half-sister, Maria Cristina, who was raised among immigrants—and when Maria Cristina comes to Milford to stay, ugly truths begin to surface about the past, catalyzing events that end in loss and rediscovery.
Within a context of jazz and the end of prohibition, New Deal politics, stifling gender expectations, labor strikes, and often-violent union busting, a sense of both hope and desperation pervades Milford after nearly five years of economic depression, and one young woman will pay a heavy price to find her place in a rapidly changing world.
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