BY: Sonja Yoerg
Veterinarian Geneva Novak understands the behavior of umpteen species—just not her mother, Helen.
But she recognizes an opportunity. With her mother dependent and hobbled, Geneva may finally get answers to questions that have plagued her for years: why her eldest sister exiled herself to Africa, why her mother won’t discuss Geneva’s long-dead father, and why—there has to be a reason—Helen treats alcohol like a general anesthetic.
HOUSEBROKEN is told from three points of view: Geneva, her mother and her sixteen-year-old daughter.
This novel comes out tomorrow, January 6!
Check back for my review (January 6) and
a personal interview (January 7) with debut author, Sonja Yoerg!
Sonja Yoerg grew up in Stowe, Vermont, where she financed her college education by waitressing at the Trapp Family Lodge. She earned her Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and published a nonfiction book about animal intelligence, Clever as a Fox (Bloomsbury USA, 2001). Sonja currently lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband, and they are often visited by their two college-aged daughters.
HOUSE BROKEN is her first novel.