Mariano’s Woman

Torn by grief over the death of her fifteen-year-old daughter, Takánsy, wife of trader Mariano Medina desperately tries to connect with her daughter’s spirit-being. But before she can join her daughter in the Great Beyond, Takánsy must re-live the horror of her early life by telling a story she has never told anyone else—her “great sin” as a young woman.
Award-winning author David M. Jessup leads readers on a powerful journey through nineteenth-century clashes between Jesuit “blackrobes,” mountain men and Indian tribes, while exploring the great mystery of what happens to our spirits after we die.