After Moses tells the story of the eccentric Tumarkin family, who must first suffer the loss of its reckless daughter Shoe and then of Moses, Shoe's five-year-old son. Set in a small, southern Ohio town, the novel interweaves the stories of three lonely siblings-Shoe, Johnny, and Ida, a painter and recluse who has never moved out of her parents' house. In Shoe's final will, she tries to cure that loneliness: a wife for Johnny, a son for Ida.But comanionship cannot be parceled out like possessions. Johnny will not marry a woman on demand-even if he happens to love her. Ida will adore her nephew Moses and the tall stranger who walks into their lives, but will they become a family? And what does a young boy do when his parents' worlds collide?After Moses is testament to the fact that love leaves a legacy-and often surprises, too.About the AuthorKaren Mockler was born and raised in Omaha. She now lives with her fiance in Cody, Wyoming. After Moses is her first novel.

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