Shelter Us – a novel
Gorgeously written and deeply felt, this heartrending, ultimately hopeful narrative about motherhood, loss, and the meaning of life becomes a true page-turner.
Lawyer turned stay-at-home-mom Sarah Shaw is struggling to be present for her two young sons and law professor husband, after a heartache upended her life. Then one day, walking in L.A., Sarah’s heart catches at the sight of a young homeless mother and toddler, and saving them becomes her secret, obsessive mission.
When tragedy threatens them, Sarah discovers she is capable of deceptions and transgressions she never imagined. Her lies unleash a downward spiral that will threaten her marriage, family, and her sanity. Shelter Us speaks to the quiet joys and anxieties of parenthood, and illuminates the shadowy space between unconditional love and fear of unbearable loss.
About Laura Nicole Diamond (Los Angeles, California Author)
Laura Nicole Diamond is the award-winning author of the novel Shelter Us, winner of the 2016 National Indie Excellence Award for Literary Fiction, the 2016 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards Gold Medal for Fiction (West-Pacific Region), a Finalist for the 2015 Southern California Independent Booksellers Fiction Award, and a 2015 ALA Sophie Brody Award Nominee.
She is the editor of the anthology Deliver Me: True Confessions of Motherhood, a collection of true stories by 20 writers, whose proceeds benefit PATH, a non-profit that helps homeless families get back on their feet.
Laura is also a civil rights attorney specializing in disability discrimination, and the mother of two boys and a foster daughter from Guatemala.