My guest this week is Canadian author, Crystal Fletcher (www.crystalfletcher.com). In her first novel, Beauty Beneath the Banyan, Crystal weaves the stories of six independent characters: three males killed by war and three women coming to terms with their own past and current aspirations. This intriguing writer captures our hearts and minds with the jarring reality that we cannot fully embrace our current state of affairs if we do not come to terms with the indelible imprint of our past. For those living in southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) , this reckoning has been in regards to the ravages of war and genocide, which keeps living on well past the time when the rest of the world has moved on. Beauty Beneath the Banyan is available on Amazon and in Chapters book stores.