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Publisher Description

The sins of the mother…
In the steel town of Donora, Pennsylvania, site of the infamous 1948 “killing smog,” headstrong nurse Rose Pavlesic tends to her family and neighbors. Controlling and demanding, she’s created a life that reflects everything she missed growing up as an orphan. She’s even managed to keep her painful secrets hidden from her loving husband, dutiful children, and large extended family.

When a stagnant weather pattern traps poisonous mill gasses in the valley, neighbors grow sicker and Rose’s nursing obligations thrust her into conflict she never could have fathomed. Consequences from her past collide with her present life, making her once clear decisions as gray as the suffocating smog. As pressure mounts, Rose finds she’s not the only one harboring lies. When the deadly fog finally clears, the loss of trust and faith leaves the Pavlesic family—and the whole town—splintered and shocked. With her new perspective, can Rose finally forgive herself and let her family’s healing begin? For every woman who thinks she left her past behind...

Fiction & Literature
July 11
Kathleen Shoop
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Jennie the Jewel ,

After the Fog

Probably one of the better books I have read this year. As an old biology teacher, it was interesting to read this story in a believable novel with good characters and historical logic incorporated. The symptoms, the layout of the town, the development of the crisis; all were woven together in a fascinating tale. Good read!

sometimers3 ,

After the Fog

Enlightening. I come from a copper smelter town so I’m well aware of the health hazards of industrial towns. So many have died of cancer and lung disease. What a tragedy those companies cared so little about their employees health, low wages, job security, benefits, etc. it is so good that in today’s world changes have been made.

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