Roberta Gately's debut, LIPSTICK IN AFGHANISTAN, drew from the author's real-life experiences to capture the life of a young American nurse working for an aid agency in post-9/11 Afghanistan. Her second novel, THE BRACELET, once again focuses on a young American nurse, this time working in Pakistan, where the stakes for both the nurse and the people with whom she works are even higher.
Abby Howell has been working as a nurse in Boston ever since Hurricane Katrina caused her to leave her native New Orleans. Now, in the wake of a failed long-term relationship, Abby finds herself longing to run away again, even farther this time. O