An Introduction…


Look for A Song for the Roanoke, coming soon from Somerset Hall Press.

Deahn Berrini’s first novel, Milkweed, is the story of a young woman trying to forge a future for herself as her boyfriend returns from combat, in a time when post-traumatic stress disorder was a bundle of trauma without a name. Steeped in the clam flats and the Greek-American community of Boston’s North Shore, the story was extensively researched, and praised by Richard Currey, author of the classic Fatal Light, and by the Vietnam Veterans of America’s The VWA Veteran.

Her second novel, How to Earn Your Keep, also set on Boston’s North Shore, follows a brother and sister as financial hardship force difficult dilemmas and moral choices.