An Introduction…


Deahn Berrini’s newest novel: A Song for the Roanoke,  from Somerset Hall Press, explores a colonial mystery from the point of view of Native People.

Her 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.

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