Jo Gregory is a war orphan, one of countless victims of the 20th Century’s first genocide, the massacre of the Armenians. Jo is found in an orphanage by a war correspondent, who tells her story. As a result, she finds relatives among the Armenian community in Massachusetts. But Jo dreams of the man who found her and of a career in journalism.
She travels to Chicago and works her way through journalism school. In the Chicago of the roaring 20s, Jo learns her trade, and when war breaks out, she is sent to cover it. First, she writes from Berlin, later from Ethiopia. Her career booms even as the career of David Driscoll, her mentor, wanes. She must choose between David Driscoll, the man who found her and nourished her dreams, and Ted Kahn, the handsome young man who loves her.
An exciting novel about one woman’s choices. From 1919 to 1937, each of Byline's chapters is torn from the headlines.