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As Sarah announces she’s pregnant, Geology Professor Mark Kingsley retreats into silence --
their perfect marriage arrangement over. Still she remains until the doctoral acceptance letter from the University of Washington arrives. While Mark is on another hiking trip, Sarah moves out, his only
contact a monthly check.
In Seattle, work, graduate classes, motherhood and preparations for a return trip to West Africa
for her dissertation in ethnomusicology leave Sarah little time for remorse or to grieve her grandparents
recent tragic deaths.
Surely, a week on the Idaho family farm will rejuvenate her and give her time to reflect. On the
drive over, Sarah can almost hear the bacon sizzling in the cast iron skillet, taste her mother’s cinnamon
rolls. Mornings she’ll join her Dad on the porch to watch the sunrise above the Idaho wheat fields and
listen to the meadowlark’s song. Refreshed, she’ll leave Rachel with Mom and Dad, head back to
Seattle, play matron of honor in her best friend’s wedding then fly to Ghana for the summer. She and her
mother enjoy a shopping trip to Lewiston and reminisce while sorting through Grandma Myers’ hats.
Will Sarah’s perfect plans quickly unravel?
Her menopausal mother still mourns her parent’s loss, her recently married younger brother is
confrontational. Nightmares, unexplainable fatigue and a lengthy, soul-searching counseling session
leave her exhausted and struggling to wake and her best friend’s wedding hoopla is another reminder
she’s a pining, sorta-single mom.
In Ghana, fear and desperation pulse through her body with every drum beat. Exhaustion
overtakes her, frightening the family whose hut she shares. What’s wrong with Sarah?
‘Til Summer’s End, explores the interconnectedness of three generations -- the strain of birth,
death, aging, mental and physical illness and marriage -- to pull apart or bring together.
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