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The Triangle
A Novel

by Ann L. McLaughlin
ISBN 978-1-56474-595-8
240 pages, paperback, $14.95
Publication date: March 8, 2017


A tense story featuring a threesome of strong and troubled family members during the last polio epidemic in the United Statese.


The Triangle takes place in Boston in 1955, during a major polio epidemic. It is a strong story featuring a threesome of strong and troubled characters. Each has his or her own strengths and also her or his his own weaknesses to accept or overcome, and his/her own set of goals to achieve. Molly Crowley, a young bride, loves and is loved by both of the others. She finds she must shelter her father, Jack MacAlister, and put up with his self-absorption, his political ambition, and his broken promises. Molly must also be the supportive wife who cheerfully (even if at times resentfully) cares for her husband, Dan Crowley, a graduate student whose legs have been paralyzed by polio. Meanwhile she has her own struggle with her identity as a painters.

Ann L. McLaughlin grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has published eight novels and has had fellowships at the Virginia Center, Yaddo, and The Studios of Key West. She is on the board of The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD, where she has taught for many years.


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