Set in depression-era Utah, ZION is a multi-generational story inspired by the true story of a young woman fighting against the odds to make her mark in the world.
Irene Larsen refuses to settle for the hand she’s been dealt. If resisting conventions can help advance her dream of becoming a musician, she is ready to take the chance. Alternating between Irene’s ninetieth year in 2006 and her coming-of-age in the 1930s, ZION is at once a tale of multi-generational mother-daughter relationships and a love story.
Like Rae Meadows’ I Will Send Rain, ZION is ultimately about one woman’s life-long determination to follow her own path despite societal pressures. This brilliant debut will resonate with readers of Paula McClain’s A Paris Wife, Therese Anne Fowler’s Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, Margaret Atwood’s Blind Assassin, and Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club.
Author: Jill Caugherty
ISBN (PB): TBA