Mattie Collins, age eighteen, marries her third husband, a forty-year-old man she mistakenly believes she knows. When his mind-games begin, this spirited young woman rises to the challenge. Soon faced with the worst tragedy imaginable, she makes a decision that changes her life forever.
Madelon Phillips is excited to announce the release of her autobiographical novel “Twig”. The author of “Twig” now looks back to those years with eighty-five-year-old eyes and a sharp memory of life as it was before women found the courage to recreate their roles in society.
What People Are Saying About Twig
Twig is the story of a young woman who dropped out of eighth grade but will drop into your heart. By book’s end, you’ll be wishing she lived next door.
-Jan Stites, author of Reading the Sweet Oak and Edgewise
Twig is the story of a young woman of her time and place, brought up by her father to think of herself as worthless. It follows her struggle to find self-worth and freedom from the mental prison constructed by her father, and later by her husband. Twig is a story you won’t soon forget.
– James N. Frey, author of How To Write a Damned Good Novel
Crisply written and a wonderful read. Mattie crackles with life.
– Mike Karpa, author of the forthcoming novel, Between Countries
Freedom to make her own decisions isn’t an option for 18-year-old Mattie Collins or most other young women during the early 1950s. Mattie struggles to find her own path. It’s a path you’ll want to walk with her.
– Wendy Schultz, author of In the Pocket of Dreams