Meet Heather Newton, author of “The Puppeteer’s Daughters”, at Wonderland Book Club co-sponsored by the NC Writers’ Network
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ABOUT THE BOOK: “The Puppeteer’s Daughters”
Famed puppeteer and master manipulator Walter Gray surprises his three daughters by announcing there is a fourth at his 80th birthday party. An incomplete paternity test—and a will that places a condition on each daughter’s inheritance—suggest that the missing daughter isn’t a figment of his dementia.
The three sisters each knew a different version of their enigmatic father, but they all grew up in the presence of fairy tales acted out with marionettes and shadow puppets. If they are to find the fourth daughter and claim the legacy their father has left them, the sisters must confront their fractured relationships with their father and each other.
Infused with fairy tales that occasionally spill magic into the sisters’ real lives, “The Puppeteer’s Daughters” is a stunningly-woven family saga about the cost and rewards of claiming a creative life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Heather Newton
Heather Newton’s novel “The Puppeteer’s Daughters” (Turner Publishing 2022) was a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award and has been optioned for television. Her short story collection “McMullen Circle” (Regal House 2022), was a finalist for both the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award and the W.S. Porter Prize. Her novel “Under The Mercy Trees” (HarperCollins 2011) won the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, was chosen by the Women’s National Book Association as a Great Group Reads Selection and named an “Okra Pick” by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. She teaches creative writing for UNC-Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program and Charlotte Lit, and is co-founder and Program Manager for the Flatiron Writers Room writers’ center in Asheville. www.heathernewton.net