In a small college town in Pennsylvania the lives of a bigamist's wife, a Polish orphan, an ex-priest and his wife—a former nun—and a mute teenage runaway intersect.
The Season of Lost Children explores the question of what constitutes family and finds that the answer is often closer than we think, if only we look with and within our hearts.
The Season of Lost Children can be enjoyed on its own, but was also written as part of The Fenston Trilogy, in which Blomain planned to trace fifty years of the interwoven lives and friendship of three women in a bucolic Pennsylvania college town. While The Season of Lost Children focuses on the life of the eccentric former nun, Eleanor Roderi, the first novel in the planned trilogy, A Trick of Light, chronicles the heartbreaking discovery and redemption of Hattie Darling, the only daughter of the town's first family.
About the author
Poet, translator, playwright and novelist Karen Blomain held an MFA from Columbia University. A university professor, she conducted multi-genre writing workshops around the world. Blomain was married to the writer/photographer Michael Downend. They had nine children and fifteen grandchildren and lived on The Hill in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Blomain's hometown.
Blomain died August 15, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Union Dale, PA. At the time of her death the third novel in her planned Fenston Trilogy, I'm Still Me, was unfinished.
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