by Natalie L. Tawes
Talented author Natalie L. Tawes has done it again, imbuing her characters with heart, personality, determination, and most of all, love, she brings to life people who seem to leap off the pages and into our homes:
Fran – pulled in different directions as she tries to fulfill her mother’s deathbed request to care for her invalid brother, which is at war with her heart’s desire to love, mentor, and support her husband, as well as oversee the family’s failing oil business and keep up with two “homeplaces.”
Skeets – Fran’s husband, whose wife’s need to do everything at once sends him on a quest of his own to begin a new church, entirely different from anything the town has ever known.
Malcolm, Polly, Lex, Nina, Bissmo, and Ruthie – a closely knit group of diverse people, their overlapping relationships with each other and with Fran and Skeets never fail to make their lives difficult and humorous, frustrating and joyful.
Heartfelt, descriptive, and with a touch of whimsy, Sine Qua Non can take its place among the best of today’s mainstream fiction.
About the Author: Prolific and gifted, Ms. Tawes has also penned Rhapsodie-on-the-Creek, Camelia Stephens, Light-Haven, and Bunky’s Cab, all published by Dorrance.
(2002, paperback, 142 pages)