I'm about to dash off to the con (eek, and I still have to figure out what to bring, pack, etc.), so a quick Girlfriends Cyber Circuit entry, The Secret Sisters by Joni Rodgers.
Exploring the timeless themes of family, self, misfortune, and hope that have made the novels of Anna Quindlen and Sue Miller bestsellers, Joni Rodgers's moving and powerful tale tells the story of three women bound together by loss and set free by love.
Pia feels the walls of her life closing in around her, until she discovers a strangely sensual world that leads her to a new existence. Lily, Pia's brash, tough-talking sister, makes a tragic mistake that leaves her incarcerated, body and soul, but in the prison library discovers a key that will unlock her mind and open her heart. Beth, married to Pia and Lily's brother, has never been able to admit her own failure as a mother. Finally forced to confront a tragedy of her own making, she discovers that the truth can set her free.
Joni is also the author Bald in the Land of Big Hair, a memoir of her experience with cancer. When she's not writing fiction, she co-authors celebrity bios, including the one by Lance Armstrong's mom and the recent bestseller by Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan.
For more info, check out her web site. You can also buy her book from B&N.
And now I've got to run.