J Jill Robinson
Banff author J Jill Robinson's
More in Anger was published by Thomas Allen in 2012 and has
received positive reviews across the country, including from the
Globe and Mail.
More in Anger is the
poignant story of three generations of women and the emotional
legacy that follows each of them throughout the years.
In 1915, Opal King marries a man whose past steeped him in anger.
Opal's thwarted dreams, and her husband's temper, reverberate and
influence the life of their elder daughter Pearl. As a child, Pearl
mistreats her younger sister, and as an adult woman she mistreats
her husband and daughters too, even as she struggles to redeem
herself. The youngest of these daughters, Vivien, strives to break
free of the familiar pattern before she too passes the damage on to
the next generation.
The Mayfield family is a hothouse of human relationships; the forces
at work are fierce and fragile, formative and destructive. A
remarkable novel that explores the emotional and delicate
relationships between mothers and daughters, J. Jill Robinson leads
the readers up to and through the life of Vivien as she attempts to
escape the family's emotional inheritance.
More in Anger is available
at Mooseprint Books & Gifts for $24.95.