Family therapist Jackie Kessler, the child of Korean refugees, works mostly with minorities, a clientele many of her colleagues avoid. 15-year-old Amy Nguyen, the child of Vietnamese refugees, reluctantly enters Jackie’s office after a suicide attempt. Their relationship grows and nurtures them both. At age 25, Amy is Seattle’s newest indie rock sensation. By 30, she’s dead – a suicide. Jackie’s shocked – she knows this can’t be true. When Amy’s family sues her for malpractice, Jackie teams with her family, friends and former police detective, Allan Shaw, to prove it was murder. The investigation pushes their relationships to the edge, forcing them to confront their own traumas, losses, and prejudices.
Advance word from the critics:
"A thoughtful, compelling mystery and a complex look at how generational trauma continues to reverberate." -- Kirkus Reviews
Publication is set for March 8, 2024. It will be available through most major outlets.
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Mixed Blessings: A Guide to Multicultural and Multiethnic Relationships was co-written by Rhoda Berlin and Harriet Cannon, marriage and family therapists who specialized in multicultural relationships. The book explores the intercultural experience and gives practical guidance on what this can mean and how it can impact people’s lives and relationships in subtle and often unnoticed ways.
Mixed Blessings goes beyond exploring racial and ethnic differences to include the effects of migration, appearance, social class, spiritual/religious and cultural practices on modern individual, couple and family dynamics.
Tips from the book reveal:
"Is love really all you need? This book mines the complexity of romantic relationships that are a union of cultures as well as individuals, offering guidance and applied examples. ... The material is enlightening, effectively outlining how varied cultural perspectives affect worldviews. ... Required reading for anyone who counsels or is part of a multicultural relationship." -- Kirkus Reviews