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“…an intriguing tale…part psychological thriller, part historical fiction… [Manning] masterfully delineates Maggie’s interior and exterior worlds and her struggle for identity and purpose…”
~P.A. Moed, Author of The Incident at Montebello
“A remarkable story…Maggie's Dream brings to light a dark time in history for women and the struggles they faced post WWII and pre-feminist movement.”
~Kate Wernersbach, English teacher and editor
~Padgett Gerler, author of The Gifts of Pelican Isle and What Does Love Sound Like?
"Manning keeps us just a hair’s breadth behind Maggie’s twisting travails, all the way through to a wondrously off-center ending."
~Hugh Willard, Psychotherapist/Counselor
“Amazing ending…leaves the reader reflecting deeply on dream interpretation, psychoanalysis, and the effects of illegal and prescription drugs.”
~Olwen Jarvis, retired English teacher/librarian
“…an imaginative journey both into the past and to a fantastical—and dangerous—land outside our reality…” Jorge Cortese, professional technical writer
“A beautifully written story...” ~Peggy Supinski
“I thought I knew where the plot of this story was headed. I was wrong.”
“I read it in two days, and it was such a page-turner that I could not put it down…”
When World War II drags Maggie Lerner’s husband off to Europe, Maggie joins the workforce as one of America’s Rosies. Though she savors her freedom, she is haunted by a dream that leads her to believe something terrible will happen to her husband.
After the war, Sam returns home unscathed, and Maggie, who once again takes her place as a doctor’s wife, believes the dream will disappear. Instead, it evolves into an all-consuming world where Maggie is admired for her strength; where she can have whatever she wishes. Resenting her conventional life, she willingly surrenders to the temptation of imagined perfection.
But all is not as it seems. Beneath the dream’s flawless surface, a monster lies in wait.
In an era of post-war feminism and the latest in psychoanalysis, Maggie will need to confront this evil—whether real or imagined—before it destroys both her worlds.