When Light BreaksLarge Print - 2006
Though bogged down in the stress of planning her elaborate wedding to a professional golfer, twenty-seven-year-old Kara Larson still makes time to visit ninety-six-year-old Maeve Mahoney at a nursing home. And as Maeve recounts the rambling story of her first love back in Ireland, Kara is driven to remember her own first love: childhood neighbor Jack Sullivan - and realizes that before she embarks on her new life, she must figure out how her own story with Jack should have ended.
Garnering comparisons to Anne Rivers Siddons and Pat Conroy, Patti Callahan Henry, in her lush, lyrical voice, tells the story of two women from opposite sides of the sea, and several generations apart. When Light Breaks, will draw readers into the heart's remembrances, and the tender awakenings of first love.