On Sale: April 7, 2009
Featuring: Piper Mills
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The award-winning author of The Memory of Water
delivers a gripping tale of family, fate, and
When Piper Mills was twelve, she
helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her
grandmother in the backyard. For twelve years, it remained
Now a near fatal riding accident has
shattered Piperâ€™s dreams of Olympic glory. After her
grandfatherâ€™s death, she inherits the house and all its
secrets, including a key to a room that doesnâ€™t existâ€”or
does it? And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing
home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard. In it
are torn pages from a scrapbook, a charm necklaceâ€”and a
newspaper article from 1929 about the body of an infant
found floating in the Savannah River. The necklaceâ€™s charms
tell the story of three friends during the 1920sâ€” each charm
added during the three months each friend had the necklace
and recorded her life in the scrapbook. Piper always
dismissed her grandmother as not having had a story to tell.
And now, too late, Piper finds she might have been wrong.
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