Book Release: House Broken by Sonja Yoerg

 HOUSE BROKEN
BY: Sonja Yoerg

Veterinarian Geneva Novak understands the behavior of umpteen species—just not her mother, Helen.
Genevafled her childhood home—and her mother’s vodka-fueled disasters—without a backward glance. Twenty-five years later, Helen totals her car and her leg, and none of her children will play nurse. Geneva’s husband, whose family lives in each other’s pockets, convinces her that letting Helen move in might repair the mother-daughter relationship.
Geneva’s not holding her breath.
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.
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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.
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