About the Book:
In 1962 a young woman leaves her home for what she thinks will be a year-long job in the United States before returning to England to get married. But her year abroad—and what she discovers about herself and her family—disrupts the plan. The year spans an engagement, a broken marriage, a threat of war, and the assassination of a president. She learns what it feels like to be a foreigner, and that you really can’t go home again.
Here is a collection of memoir essays and stories about family. A family that had secrets—a family that loved to swim.
About the Author:
LINDA SILVER moved to the United States from England, where she worked in a medical research laboratory. After retiring from a career in healthcare information systems, she began writing short stories and a collection of personal narratives about family.
Her work has been published in Under the Gum Tree and the Minneapolis City Pages. She was a finalist in The Loft Literary Center'screative non-fiction contest and in the Ventura County Writers Club's short-short story contest. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her husband