The Clouds Aren't White

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About the author:
The Clouds Aren't White is my debut novel. I am a Colorado native with degrees in Political Science and History from Colorado Mesa University. I am a devoted tea drinker, Manchester United fan, wife, and mother. I live near Denver with my fantastic husband and daughter and very full bookshelves.

Much of my writing is drawn from life experience as a police wife, a life in politics, and the challenges of parenting. I am a writer of the human condition. Although this book has been glibly classified as women's fiction, I don't believe that death and loss and relationships are only issues that women deal with or that women want to read. We are all of us drawn to stories that help us understand our own lives.

My next novel, Lives Paris Took, is scheduled for release December 2016.
"Its not everyday you die. Its only one day. One day in a long procession of days. The day you are born. The day you marry. The day you die."

In 1960 David Golike leaves his family farm for the bright lights and robust life of Paris. Being an ex-pat and having only one arm, David spent ten lonely years in Paris before he met Catherine, a talented art authenticator and Russian immigrant.

In Paris, David found what he wanted most, to escape the stifling pull of his Baptist family and their notions of sin. He travelled for the next decade with Catherine from Normandy to Rome.

For two decades David has kept his secret life in Paris from his family and when he dies, alone and a hundreds of miles away, he takes his secrets with him to the grave. All he left was an unaddressed letter and the rumors of the love he left behind in Paris.

Lives Paris Took is a multigenerational story of love and the lengths we will all go to to find truth.

Based on a True Story

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The Clouds Aren't White

Authored by Rachael Wright
Edition: First

Emmeline MacArthur is in the eye of the storm, a period of calm in the unstable life of political intrigue. As soon as the future looks clear, three shots from an old revolver shatter her precarious peace. In minutes Emmeline is plucked from picking dandelions with her daughter, Sophie, to standing next to the steel grave of her husband and his bullet ridden body.

In the months that pass, the assassin's trail goes cold. Emmeline founders in a quiet depression, paralyzed by guilt and tormented by hazy nightmares. Grief leaves Emmeline adrift, barely able to be a mother. Tensions rise within the family and from without, culminating in Emmeline fleeing to Scotland, clinging to what she believes to be her husband's last wish.

In the wilds of Scotland, Emmeline is confronted by more than she bargained for. The distance does nothing to alleviate her pain and Sophie becomes ever more distant and petulant. Emmeline stumbles through the process of grief, juggling work, motherhood, in-laws, and the notion of loving another man.

Emmeline MacArthur's story is about love, the love which bonds a family, that compels a mother's sacrifice, and the love which creates the framework of grief. The Clouds Aren't White forces the question, what if the worst were to happen?

Publication Date:
1523287624 / 9781523287628
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Contemporary Women

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