In this sequel to Circles of Stone, former international supermodel Natalia Edgerly has relocated from the United States to Lima, Peru. She now supports and works in the same orphanage from which she was adopted as an infant. Natalia experiences a maternal awakening when ten-year-old Marisol Lagos is abandoned at the orphanage gate. She nurtures and mentors the child and promises to fund her education in the U.S. Natalia's dream for Marisol's future is shattered when the girl's mother, a rebel leader intent on sparking a violent revolution, resurfaces and demands the return of her daughter. This sets in motion a series of tragic events the reader will ponder long after turning the final page.
"Natalia, the protagonist from Circles of Stone, continues to reveal the missing pieces of her life and assumes a mother’s love toward Marisol, an abandoned 10 year old. I enjoyed Down a Narrow Alley very much. Like Circles of Stone it reads like poetry."--Frances Bries Wojnar, author of Eliza: An Iowa Pioneer and Magdalena’s Conflict
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