Only the Women are Burning (Paperback)
Praise for Only the Women are Burning...
"a compelling mystery with an engaging look at suburban womanhood" —Foreword Clarion Reviews
“It’s rare when a story folds facts into an emotional roller-coaster but this novel hits the mark. From India to small-town America, from spontaneous combustion to the explosion of a marriage . . . all told in vibrant prose with poetic edges.” —Julie Maloney, award-winning author of A Matter of Chance and Director of Women Reading Aloud, an international writing program for women.
"A suspenseful, vivid, and convincing portrayal of the often precarious position of women in the world"—Sheila Kohler, author of Cracks Crossways, and the memoir, Once We Were Sisters
"A captivating blend of suspense, science fiction and domestic drama. The claustrophobia and tension of Cassie’s internal frustrations perfectly mirror the complexity of the phenomena gripping her insular suburban community.”—Suzanne Chazin, author of Voice with No Echo
Three women are lost in a single morning, one at a commuter train, one at a school, one while walking her dog in the woods. The police think the women are making some kind of political statement by setting themselves on fire....maybe members of a cult. But Cassandra knows better. You won't rest until Cassandra, a mom and former anthropologist, solves the mystery of these fiery deaths. Part mystery, part science fiction, part a suburban domestic novel, Only the Women are Burning asks important questions about women in contemporary suburban lives.