Genevieve Graham's latest release Letter's Across the Sea
"If you are reading this letter, that means I'm dead. I had obviously hoped to see you again, to explain in person, but fate had other plans."
At 18 years old, Molly Ryan dreams of becoming a journalist, but instead she spends her days working any job she can to help her family through the Depression crippling her city. The one bright spot in her life is watching baseball with her best friend, Hannah Dreyfus, and sneaking glances at Hannah's handsome older brother, Max.
As the summer unfolds, more of Hitler's hateful ideas cross the sea and Swastika Clubs and "No Jews Allowed" signs spring up around Toronto, a city already simmering with mass unemployment, protests and unrest. When tensions between the Irish and Jewish communities erupt in a riot one smouldering day in August, Molly and Max are caught in the middle, with devastating consequences for both their families.
Six years later, the Depression has eased and Molly is a reporter at her local paper. But a new war is on the horizon, purring everyone she cares about most in peril. As letters trickle in from overseas, Molly is forced to confront what happened all those years ago, but is it too late to make things right?
From the desperate streets of Toronto to the embattled shores of Hong Kong, Letters Across the Sea is a poignant novel about the enduring power of love to cross dangerous divides even in the darkest of times.