Reconciliation is a novel that focuses on JoAnna Morgan, a thirty-two-year-old woman living in Lexington, Kentucky. Already struggling with her job as the director of a local performing arts center, JoAnnaâs world is thrown into disarray when her parents announce they have decided to leave their current spouses and reunite more than twenty years after their acrimonious marriage ended. Their reconciliation causes painful memories from the past to resurface for JoAnna and her older brother, Gregg. This personal crisis further jeopardizes JoAnnaâs job because her fatherâs wife is the daughter of an influential member of the theaterâs board of directors. In the midst of trying to cope with the repercussions of her parentsâ decision, JoAnnaâs former boyfriend, Karl, comes back into her life. As the novel progresses, JoAnna confronts her past and makes choices that will alter her future.
Advisor:John Kessel; Jill McCorkle; Wilton Barnhardt
School:North Carolina State University
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:04/13/2009