The Damnable Legacy
Booktrope Editions, 2015
A mid-life mountaineer regrets the decision she made thirty years ago to place her daughter for adoption. The biological granddaughter she’s never known desperately searches for a safe and loving home. And a minister’s wife with terminal cancer designs a plan to bring them together. Set largely against Alaska’s unforgiving landscape and narrated from beyond the grave, Ms. Kretchmer’s debut novel is about love and survival, exploring the importance of attachment, place, and faith and asking the question of how far we should go to achieve our goals and at what cost.