A Break in the Fog
A family in turmoil, a dangerous cult, and God at the center of it all, A Break in the Fog is a psychological fiction book that explores how faith can be used to heal, but also to abuse and how family is all that matters in the end.
With her mother dead, her sister Wendy addicted to drugs, and her father condemning her every decision, Clara Greenwood shoulders the weight of all her dysfunctional family’s problems. Desperate for a way out, she is reluctantly goaded into attending a meeting for a secret school, The Ancient Side of Ideas. She is quickly swept up in the cult, however, when she meets the charismatic Damien – one of its teachers. His charm and good looks melt her skepticisms away, convincing her to give up everything in her old life. But when Clara finds herself in too deep, can she find her way out before it’s too late?
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“With great pleasure, I just finished Molly Salan’s debut novel, A Break in the Fog, set in San Francisco (my hometown!), in the mid-70’s. As a family therapist, psychoanalyst and “matriarch,” I so appreciated and enjoyed the saga of the Greenwood family, and of course, Clara, whose struggle toward independence and love — of family and others — is so beautifully and seductively shared with the reader.”