Los Angeles genealogist Ella Graepenteck is used to surprises. Clients lie, and old documents can reveal uncomfortable information. Stumbling across a dead body, though, is a more surprising experience than usual, and it leads Ella into a dangerous web of secrets and suspicions going back many generations. To find her way out, she will need all her professional skills, the help of eccentric relatives, and the trust of a detective with intriguing hazel eyes.
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Prizewinning playwright Kimberly Kalaja, who also happens to be my friend and the first person I send my drafts to for critiquing, is having one of her many wonderful plays made into a short film. Like all of her work, The Lesson is a fascinating and thought provoking exploration of the human condition, in this…Read More