Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Time Gone, The Time Between, Sea Change, The Beach Trees, On Folly Beach, After the Rain, Falling Home, and such Tradd Street novels as Return to Tradd Street, The Strangers on Montagu Street and The Girl on Legare Street. She grew up in London but now lives with her husband and two children near Atlanta, Georgia.
THE ULTIMATE VOICE OF WOMEN’S FICTION
When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she’d left, that’s what happens. Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children.
What she hopes to find is solace with her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. Instead Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she once was. But things will change again in ways Vivien cannot imagine. A violent storm has revealed the remains of a long-dead woman buried near the Walker home, not far from the cypress swamp that is soon to give up its ghosts.
Vivien knows there is now only one way to rediscover herselfby uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted them for generations.
READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
"This multi-generational family saga is a book you could get lost in."—Delta Magazine
“This southern saga of life in Mississippi is one of White's best.”—The Huffington Post
"Gothic gold." —The Atlantan
"Emotionally satisfying..."—Kirkus Reviews
"Something for almost everyone: betrayal, murder, history, family secrets, and a little romance. Readers will find it difficult to put this one down.”—Library Journal
“Karen White’s best novel to date…Use your vacation reading to escape and immerse in this world White has so deftly created. It’s so real that it’s hard to leave at the end."—The Herald-Sun