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Trueblood’s 2nd Is Feminist Story Of Depression-Era San Francisco


ST. PAUL, MN, April 26, 2019 – Flux, an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc. (NSE) is excited to announce the November 5, 2019 release of Across a Broken Shore by Amy Trueblood. Across a Broken Shore is a young adult historical novel set in 1936 San Francisco, where eighteen-year-old Willa, bound for the convent, discovers a love of medicine and defies her family to aid a female doctor caring for those building the Golden Gate Bridge.

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The last thing eighteen-year-old Wilhelmina “Willa” MacCarthy wants is to be a nun. It’s 1936, and as the only daughter amongst four sons, her Irish–Catholic family is counting on her to take her vows—but Willa’s found another calling. Each day she sneaks away to help Doctor Katherine Winston in her medical clinic in San Francisco’s Richmond District.

Keeping secrets from her family only becomes more complicated when Willa agrees to help the doctor at a field hospital near the new bridge being built over the Golden Gate. Willa thinks she can handle her new chaotic life, but as she draws closer to a dashing young ironworker and risks grow at the bridge, she discovers that hiding from what she truly wants may be her biggest lie of all.

Amy Trueblood grew up in Southern California only ten minutes from Disneyland which sparked an early interest in storytelling. As the youngest of five, she spent most of her time trying to find a quiet place to curl up with her favorite books. After graduating with a degree in journalism, she worked in entertainment in Los Angeles before settling into a career in public relations and advertising in Arizona. When she’s not writing, Amy’s crafting a Spotify playlist for her next book or drinking her favorite iced tea. Her debut novel Nothing But Sky was a Junior Library Guild selection. Find her online at

Across A Broken Shore by Amy Trueblood

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