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Joanne Leedom-Ackerman


Joanne Leedom-Ackerman

Joanne Leedom-Ackerman is a novelist, short story writer and journalist whose works of fiction include THE DARK PATH TO THE RIVER and NO MARBLE ANGELS. Her recent nonfiction book, PEN JOURNEYS: Memoir of Literature on the Line, drew inspiration from her job as a vice president of the worldwide writers and human rights organization PEN International. She is also on the boards of the American Writers Museum, the International Center for Journalists, Words Without Borders and Refugees International. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Texas Institute of Letters. BURNING DISTANCE is her latest novel.

Books by Joanne Leedom-Ackerman

by Joanne Leedom-Ackerman - Fiction, Mystery, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

When 10-year-old Elizabeth West’s father dies in a tragic plane crash, her family moves to London. Her mother marries a knighted British businessman who has two children, and Elizabeth (Lizzy) and her two sisters move in with their new family. At age 16, while attending the American School of London, Lizzy meets and falls in love with Adil Hasan. But when Adil’s father is deported, Lizzy and Adil are separated. Lizzy’s family has also become involved with French-German industrialist Gerald Rene Wagner. Little does she know that Adil’s family has ties to the man as well. When a member of her family is murdered in Berlin under mysterious circumstances, questions surface about Wagner’s dealings, and Lizzy reexamines what really may have happened to her father.