“Susie Hara delivers a knock-out novel richly steeped in psychology, history, and heart. A literary thriller with bite.”
–Lee Kravetz, author of The Last Confessions of Sylvia P.
“The story’s growing intrigue is engrossing . . . chapters jump between 2005 and 1975 and alternate between tales of Deb, Nikki, and, occasionally, other housemates. Each character’s recollection assists in reconstructing a piecemeal account of an extremely fateful day. A . . . compelling story.”
“Set in both 1975 and three decades later, Susie Hara’s beautiful novel deftly explores the aftereffects of held secrets and the healing power of community. With real-life historical events woven into the narrative, The House on Ashbury Street shows us how national trauma becomes personal trauma, and how we find our way out of it.”
–Janis Cooke Newman, author of A Master Plan for Rescue
“I loved The House on Ashbury Street. Susie Hara explores the way we carry loss, love, and trauma through the years. Two women, haunted by the past, join together to find out what really happened on Ashbury Street in San Francisco in 1975. Hara writes with grace and compassion about these compelling characters and those turbulent times.”
–Ellen Sussman, New York Times bestselling author of French Lessons