Child of a Rainless Year
by Jane Lindskold
Tor Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0765315130
Date: 01 May, 2005 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From Back Cover: Middle-aged Mira Fenn knows she has an uncomfortably exotic past. As a small girl, she lived in an ornate old house in tiny Las Vegas, New Mexico, tended by oddly silent servant women and ruled by her coldly flamboyant mother, Colette. When Mira was nine, Colette went on one of her unexplained trips ? and never returned.
Raised to adulthood by foster parents in Ohio, Mira learned years later that she still owned the New Mexico house. Now she's discovered documents that pique her curiosity about her vanished mother and the reasons behind her strange childhood and adoption.
(Source: Tor Books)