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PORT TOWNSEND, WA, Pub date: January 3, 2022
PUBLISHER: Koehler Books
CONTACT: Harriet Cannon
Phone:  206 780 3843

A Twenty First Century Woman’s Reckoning With Civil War Secrets

“Exiled South” tackles a family identity, belonging, and healing.

“Exiled South”, Harriet Cannon’s fast paced, dual time-line debut novel, is packed with international intrigue, a hint of romance and a deep dive into a little-known area of American Civil War history.

Some secrets lie dormant for generations. Lizbeth Gordon, shocked by her husband’s betrayal and death returns home to South Carolina to seek solace walking the winter beach in 2010. But peace eludes her. Half told family stories about the 1866 disappearance of her ancestor Robert Gordon, a civil war blockade runner hunted as a traitor, his sister and her mixed-race daughter pull Lizbeth on a roots quest for truth. Clues take her from Charleston to Rio de Janeiro to New Orleans where she finds answers as well as with whom she identifies and where her heart feels at home.

Harriet Cannon, a writer with Southern roots and wanderlust, earned a Master of Counseling at Seattle University. As cross-cultural specialist, she consulted to The Boeing Company and International Schools. While living in Santiago, Chile, she worked for the US Department of State. Harriet has been a popular presenter at The International Family Therapy Association and The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research. She is co-author, with Rhoda Berlin, of “Mixed Blessings: A Guide to Multicultural and Multiethnic Relationships”. “Exiled South” is her debut novel. Harriet and her husband live on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State and have two grown children.

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