Jody Rathgeb spent sixteen years as a full-time journalist before launching her freelance writing career in 1994. She is a regular contributor to Times of the Islands, a regional magazine for the Turks and Caicos Islands, and from 2003-2008 she lived on North Caicos, where she and her husband built a retirement home. Her nonfiction and fiction pieces have appeared in numerous publications, and her weekly blog, “An island life/a writing life” can be found on her website, www.jodyrathgeb.com. She currently resides in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, Tom, and two cats.
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Cherry arrives on the island of East Taino to document how the women there saved paradise from a seedy land developer. But the real story is more complex than it appears. She quickly finds herself sucked into an insular world of booze, gossip, sex and religion, where she might lose herself or find a place within the unlikely Taino sisterhood. If only she can root out the secrets no one's telling.
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