When I learned this from Amy, I couldn’t help but think that her experience of feeling lost in history echoes that of Anne Gallagher, the main character in What the Wind Knows. When Anne wakes in Ireland in 1916, she has no idea how she got there or how to get back to her life in twenty-first-century New York. The more she tries to unravel her family’s past, the more entangled she becomes. And when her heart gets caught between two different times, it’s nearly impossible to see her way clear. If she stays, she may alter history. But if she goes, she’ll leave behind those she dearly loves.
I won’t say how, but ultimately Anne finds her way. And clearly Amy found her way, too, because she’s written a love story unlike any other, one that truly transcends time and place.
- Jodi Warshaw, Editor