Merry Benezra is the author of Special Karma, A Zen Novel of Love and Folly.

She lives in Nova Scotia.

Merry’s current project, Kinship, is a historical novel set during the last year of the American Civil War.

A captivating first-person narrative, Kinship charts the moral arc of a Virginia slaveowner’s daughter who finds herself a pawn in an enslaved teenager’s scheme to secure her freedom and safety.

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