JANE SCHUMACHER, a smart and spirited political aide to the Governor of New York, is shepherding her charismatic boss towards a serious run for the White House. But after a visit to her doctor on the day before Thanksgiving, she doubts whether her dreams will come true. Angered and shaken, and after years of absence, Jane abruptly cancels her holiday plans with her handsome Argentinean-born boyfriend to return to her upcountry hometown. Upon her arrival, however, Jane encounters reminders from a troubled past. A chance meeting with an old beau. An awkward reunion with a distant father. A skeptical and dismissive twin sister. A crude and vulgar brother-in-law. And, throughout it all, the haunting voice of her late mother.Following a disastrous family dinner, Jane discovers her sister’s painful secret and faces a fateful dilemma: should she simply rescue her sister from her husband’s evil clutches or take justice into her own hands? For Jane Schumacher, however, nothing is ever simple. Nothing is cut and dried. Set against an engaging backdrop of modern political times, Upcountry is a riveting, page-turning story of sibling strife and affection, of sadness and grief, and finally redemption and rebirth.
R.M. gives an overview of the book:
R.M. Doyon has been a journalist, writer, publicist and entrepreneur for more than three decades. A Canadian, he began his career with the Ottawa Citizen before serving as a political reporter and Parliamentary Bureau Chief for United Press International, where he crossed...