New Novel set in Catskills Uncovers Small Town’s Secret

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Susan Denman’s ‘Liberty Loomis’ is the story of a young woman’s turbulent summer

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consider the consequences of turning a blind eye to the plight of victims

In her new novelLiberty Loomis” (published by AuthorHouse), author Susan Denman tells the story of Mayzie Jenkins, a naive college student whose summer job at a rural hospital takes a surprising turn.

Mayzie is spending the summer of 1970 at Liberty Loomis hospital in the Catskill Mountains. The complex relationships she develops there become connected to her past experiences, and the thread of a forgotten childhood memory weaves through each chapter until its power is fully revealed.

An excerpt from “Liberty Loomis”:

“Betty smiles to herself despite the situation. This is where she comes in, picking up the pieces one by one, helping everyone get through the endless minutes that immediately follow their tragedies. She asks them to change out of their bloody clothes or torn shirts. She reminds them to call home. She listens as they tell and retell their stories about how that deer jumped out of nowhere in front of the station wagon or what grandma said right before she dropped dead onto the kitchen floor. And she keeps herself busy by calling the County Coroner’s office and fixing the doctor a cup of instant coffee that looks and tastes like mud.”

The characters in “Liberty Loomis” are skillfully drawn. Denman’s story captures the reader’s heart and imagination as she explores how forgotten memories can have an impact on one’s life. She challenges readers to consider the consequences of turning a blind eye to the plight of victims.

About the Author
Susan Denman is a physician who grew up on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains. She was first exposed to medicine one summer when she worked at a rural hospital near home. Her experience there inspired “Liberty Loomis,” her first novel. She lives with her family near Philadelphia.

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