Sold on a Monday
A Depression-era reporter snaps a photo of two children being sold on farmhouse porch, leading to his big break—and devastating repercussions for everyone involved.
The Edge Of Lost
In October 1937, while living on Alcatraz Island, the ten-year-old daughter of a prison guard goes missing—and only a convicted bank robber knows the truth of her whereabouts, leaving both of their lives dependent on the search's outcome.
The Pieces We Keep
A young boy's violent, recurrent night terrors unseal a trove of family secrets tracing back to the Second World War, causing a ripple of irreversible consequences.
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
A promising violinist secretly elopes with her Japanese American boyfriend the night before Pearl Harbor is bombed, forever changing two families torn between sides.
Letters from Home
At the height of World War II, a Midwestern infantryman falls deeply in love through a yearlong letter exchange, unaware that the girl he's been writing to isn't the one replying.
Kristina's novella "The Reunion"—one of ten interwoven novellas set at Grand Central on the same day just after World War II—features a female pilot who must come to grips with her tragic past if she is ever to move forward.
The Christmas Collector
In this holiday novella, previously published in the anthology A Winter Wonderland, the daughter of a former hoarder strives for a life of simplicity, until a stranger's secret box of keepsakes forces her to reconsider her values.