Hidden desires, long-held secrets and the sacrifices people make for family are at the heart of this powerful first novel by the popular Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Connie Schultz.
USA Today calls The Daughters of Erietown one of its “5 books not to miss,” and The Washington Post describes it as an “absorbing debut novel.”
Mary Beth Keane, New York Times bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes, offers this assessment: “Connie Schultz’s The Daughters of Erietown is a quiet force of a novel. It crept up on me, much the same way that time creeps up on these characters. I was struck by how well Schultz portrays a full life — childhood to old age — and all the small moments that shape us, for better or for worse. Its ambitious scope will leave readers wanting to curl up with it until they’ve finished.”
Schultz, a former keynoter and faculty member at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, is a professional-in-residence in the journalism school at Kent State University, her alma mater. She is the author of two memoirs, Life Happens and …And His Lovely Wife, and is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate. In 2018, she received the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, just one of several prestigious honors for her writing. She lives in Cleveland with her husband, Sherrod Brown, and their rescue dogs Franklin and Walter. They have four children and seven grandchildren.