In 1931 reporter Ellis Reed happens upon a sign on a farmhouse porch. It says: 2 CHILDREN FOR SALE
This kind of sign could be found anywhere during a time when breadlines, bank runs and poverty was the norm in America.
Ellie Reed snaps a photo of the children. This photo leads to his first big break at his newspaper, with consequences he could never have imagined.
Lillian Palmer, who also works at the newspaper, ends up joining Ellis as they try to find the children he came upon while out driving country roads.
Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.
This was a very touching book. It is about hard times in America, and the lengths people had to go to to survive.
It is about wanting something so much that you are ruthless in getting it.
Ellis does get his big break. But he finds that the way it came about sits heavily on his soul. And he wishes more than anything that he could take it back. To never have seen that sign in the first place.
The dedication at the beginning of the book reads: For the children in the picture.
I think that says it all.
About The Author:
Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author published by Sourcebooks Landmark, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Kensington Books.
Her novels have garnered more than two dozen prestigious awards and nominations, including the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA’s RITA® Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction.