By Tamela J. Ritter
The first time my mother tried to kill me, I was six.
From These Ashes chronicles the journey of two siblings looking for “home,” while searching for themselves, each other, their heritage and their destiny.
In a center for cult recovery in Phoenix, Arizona, 16-year-old Native American Naomi West refuses to talk; instead she writes — about her life, about her brother, about the prophecy, and about the fire that nearly destroyed it all.
Meanwhile, her half-white brother, Tim West, awakes alone in a forest without memories of his past, only an unconscious urge to head west. It is on a Cascade mountaintop where he once again gets too close to a fire, and what starts as a horrifying nightmare wakens him to the truth of his past and a devastating choice that cost him everything.
“This tale of suffering, separation, redemption and healing is not just engaging—it is riveting… Tamela Ritter has written an important and touching book.” Dan Verner, Prince William Living
Formats: eBook. Trade Paperback
Length: 210 pages
Imprint: Battered Suitcase Press
BISAC: Fiction / Cultural Heritage
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