For folks who are interested in the editing process, here is a revised version of the blurb for the back cover of Reversible Skirt.
When the mother of three little girls commits suicide, their father is desperate to keep his family together in the face of pressure from his in-laws to split the girls up. He remarries in haste and tells his daughters his new wife is their mother. The youngest, Laura, believes her mother must have gone through a kind of magical transformation.
Reversible Skirt, a memoir, unveils Laura’s interior as she sifts through remnants of her mother’s existence and struggles to fit into a community where her family’s strict rules are not the norm. When her father dies, Laura’s stepmother grows increasingly abusive, which propels Laura and her sisters into a lasting alliance. Their father’s wish that they stay together comes true, although not in the way he’d imagined.