Now in Print & eBook: The Anthropologist’s Daughter

The Anthropologist's Daughter cover artworkBarking Rain Press announced the paperback and eBook release of The Anthropologist’s Daughter by UK author Vanessa Furse Jackson. The Anthropologist’s Daughter is the second book in the Imogen Hearne series and is set about twenty-five years before the events in The Revolving Year, which was the first book. Ms. Furse Jackson hopes to complete the trilogy with a final installment, set about twenty years after The Revolving Year.

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How do you help someone who is grieving, when you are grieving yourself? After the death of her mother, ten-year-old Imogen Hearne moves from London with her older sister, Rosalind, and her father to Farleigh, a rural village in North Devon where her father’s family has deep roots. Her father hides his grief by burying himself in his work at the university, while Rosalind vents her anguish by acting up and running off with friends — leaving Immy to fend for herself.

To pass the time, Immy decides to take after her father and become an anthropologist, studying the different ways that people manage grief. As she wanders through the village and the countryside to study the locals, she watches, listens, and makes notes, looking for clues she can use to bring her fractured family back together again. This moving prequel to The Revolving Year is a welcome reunion with familiar and much-loved characters and places.

Ask for The Anthropologist’s Daughter at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at the Barking Rain Press website,, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, Waterstones, and many other Internet bookstores. It is also available as an eBook through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes iBooks, Kobo, Content Reserve/Overdrive, the Barking Rain Press website and many other outlets worldwide.

Interested readers can preview the first four chapters of The Anthropologist’s Daughter for free by visiting this page.


BISAC Genre Codes:
FIC043000 — FICTION / Coming of Age
FIC045000 — FICTION / Family Life
JUV039030 — JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Death & Dying

BIC Genre Codes:
YFN — Family & home stories (Children’s / Teenage)
FA — Modern & Contemporary Fiction

LCCN: 2014958875

Trade Paperback (210 pp)
ISBN-13: 978-1941295-1-37
ISBN-10: 1-941295-13-4
Retail Price: $13.95 USD
Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books

eBook (ePub, Kindle, PDF)
ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-1-44
ISBN-10: 1-941295-14-2
Retail Price: $5.95 USD
Distributors: Content Reserve/Overdrive, Ingram