The World outside Our Door

by Elizabeth Hawkins



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/25/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781480848894
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781480848900
Format : Audio
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : N/A
ISBN : 9781480881150

About the Book

It has been five days since her father’s death, and Liz still feels frozen in time. Left with twenty-one years of memories, Liz knows that John Frederick Smith was not a perfect man or father. She loved her father, but his drinking had always been a source of resentment. As she attempts to grapple with her grief and anger, Liz returns to her memories with the hope of finding the answers she so desperately needs.

Sixty-nine years earlier, little Fred Smith is born out-of-wedlock in the small town of Southport, North Carolina. As his life’s journey leads him from Southport to Virginia and then into the military, he eventually marries and starts a family. Still, he cannot escape the cloud of shame and rejection that secretly haunts him, sending his life in a downward trajectory that ultimately affects the lives of his children and grandchildren and leaves him wondering if he will ever find the inner-peace he craves.

In this poignant novel, the past intertwines with the present as an illegitimate child born during the early 1900s embarks on a dark journey fueled by a secret that creates generational challenges.

About the Author

Elizabeth Hawkins is an author and blogger who earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Trinity Washington University in 2017. She is the author of the book From Pigtails and Pinafores, and blogs weekly about the long-term effects of growing up a child of an alcoholic. Liz currently resides in Prince George’s County, Maryland.