When sixteen-year-old Sophie Granger suspects she is pregnant, she digs out her mother Peggy's tarot cards. Peggy hasn't read fortunes since her hippie days in Taos, but as soon as she flips the cards, Peggy sees both her daughter's predicament and the family crisis that will ensue. A panicked Peggy scatters the layout and rushes from the room, leaving Sophie to construct a literal house of cards. Set in New Mexico, this engrossing family novel raises questions about the role that fortune plays in our lives.
Sharon Oard Warner has published a short story collection, Learning to Dance and Other Stories , and the novel, Deep in the Heart. She has also edited an anthology, The Way We Write Now, Short Stories from the AIDS Crisis. Her new novel is titled Sophie’s House of Cards.Warner teaches creative writing at the University of New Mexico and serves as founding director of the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference (TSWC) and founding director of Rananim, TSWC Online.