KELLI ESTES earned a degree in business before deciding to try her hand at writing. Six manuscripts, two kids, and fifteen years later, her dream of being an author came true in 2015 with the publication of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk which is a USA Today Bestseller and winner of the PNWA Nancy Pearl Award and WFWA Star Award (debut). Her second novel, Today We Go Home (Sourcebooks Landmark) will be released September 2019. She’s passionate about stories that help us see how the past shapes who we are today, and how we all have more in common than not.
Today We Go Home
Larkin Bennett has always known her place, whether it’s surrounded by her loving family in the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest or conducting a dusty patrol in Afghanistan. But all of that changed the day tragedy struck her unit and took away everything she held dear. Soon after, Larkin discovers an unexpected treasure – the diary of Emily Wilson, a young woman who disguised herself as a man to fight for the Union in the Civil War. As Larkin struggles to heal, she finds herself drawn deeply into Emily’s life and the secrets she kept.
The only thing more dangerous to Emily Wilson than a rebel soldier is the risk of her own comrades in the Union army discovering her secret. But in the minds of her fellow soldiers, if it dresses like a man, swears like a man, and shoots like a man, it must be a man. As the war marches on and takes its terrible toll, Emily begins to question everything she thought she was fighting for.