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Jess Montgomery

Biography

Jess Montgomery

Jess Montgomery is the author of THE WIDOWS. Based on early chapters of THE WIDOWS, Jess was awarded an Ohio Arts Council individual artist's grant for literary arts and the John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence at Thurber House in Columbus. Jess lives in her native state of Ohio.

Jess Montgomery

Books by Jess Montgomery

by Jess Montgomery - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Kinship, Ohio, 1924: When Lily Ross learns that her husband, Daniel Ross, the town’s widely respected sheriff, is killed while transporting a prisoner, she is devastated and vows to avenge his death. Hours after his funeral, a stranger appears at her door. Marvena Whitcomb, a coal miner’s widow, is unaware that Daniel has died, and begs to speak with him about her missing daughter. From miles away but worlds apart, Lily and Marvena’s lives collide as they realize that Daniel was not the man that either of them believed him to be --- and that his murder is far more complex than either of them could have imagined.