“Witness”—Has a Child’s Abuse Triggered a Daughter’s Revenge?

“Witness,” the opening story in Pieces, has been published on the Short Story Project. “The related stories in Mary Ann McGuigan’s collection follow the children of the Donnegan family over the years as they try to come to terms with the legacy of alcoholism and domestic violence. Told with a sure voice and an appreciation of the small graces that can come to us in our darkest times, these stories ask us to consider what it means to forgive, what it means to accept, what it means to be a family.”   —Lee Martin, author of The Bright Forever