OTHER WISE introduces a cast of characters who will find their way into your dreams and beyond.
Sixty-two-year-old Margaret Meader is both a native Mainer and an outsider. Though she’s not “from away,” many in her community deem her an oddity, an “other.” Plain-spoken and direct, Margaret is gifted with second sight—an intuitive ability to see beyond ordinary perception and distill what is seen to its practical essence.
For decades her gift has benefited many while frightening others, often making her a target for jealousy, suspicion, and hatred.
She has her friends and protectors, including the young Emily Donne, whom Margaret encourages to recover abandoned gifts of her own, the mystery that is her mother, and to learn who her long-dead father truly was.
But even as Margaret supports friends in need and helps find those who are lost, some old business is coming back around, setting the stage for confrontations rooted in tragedies of the past.