2017 IBPA BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SILVER MEDAL FOR MEMOIR
2017 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST
2017 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD ‘DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE’
2017 BEVERLY HILLS BOOK AWARDS SILVER MEDAL
2016 READERS’ FAVORITE SILVER MEDAL
“A triumphant story of a woman coming to terms with the loss of her mother and an inspiring, though haunting, testament to the endurance of the human spirit.”
— Kirkus Reviews
When young Barbara Bracht’s mother suddenly vanishes from her life, no one tells her that her mother has died while giving birth to her younger brother, Eddie. Her father is intent upon erasing any memory of his dead wife, but Barbara continues to believe that her mother is missing until a cousin tells her the truth. As the years of deception unravel, the tough and sassy Barbara struggles to pursue her own dreams and make peace with a crushing family secret.
Offering hope, Veronica’s Grave is a captivating story that asks us to consider what parents owe their children, and how far a child will go to keep the memory of her mother alive.