St. Martin's Press
On Sale: February 2, 2010
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Women's Fiction Time Slip | Women's Fiction Historical
Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesnâ€™t
know her mother?
From the author of the smash-hit bestseller Firefly
Lane and True Colors comes a powerful, heartbreaking novel
that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and
explores the enduring links between the present and the
Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can
be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage
the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and
traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But
when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina
find themselves together again, standing alongside their
cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no
comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection
between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes
told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father
extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy
tale will be told one last timeâ€”and all the way to the
end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of
Anyaâ€™s life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades
ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith
and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story
of their motherâ€™s life, and what they learn is a secret so
terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very
foundation of their family and change who they believe
1 comment posted.
Re: Winter Garden
I have only read one of Kristin's books and loved it but they all look so good, will have to get some more, including this one.
(Pat Lieberman 9:17am February 28, 2010)
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