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Joanne Dobson is joining us today at Literary Labors. Her latest project is a work of historical fiction titled The Kashmiri Shawl, and it’s set to hit the shelves any day now. She’s also a mystery writer and a scholar of American women’s literature. Her six-book Professor Karen Pelletier mystery series won her an Agatha nomination and a Noted Author of the Year award from the New York State Library Association.


Thanks for stopping by today, Joanne! You just published a brand new novel, The Kashmiri Shawl – congratulations! Can you tell us something more about it?

Thanks for the congratulations! The Kashmiri Shawl is a historical novel in which a nineteenth-century American missionary widow embarks on a daring quest to find her dark-skinned child. In India during the Spring of 1857, Anna Wheeler Roundtree, missionary wife, flees her husband’s pious tyranny, leaving the safety of the Protestant Mission…

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