A Long Time Gone

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New American Library, 2014 - Fiction - 417 pages
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“We Walker women were born screaming into this world, the beginning of a lifelong quest to find what would quiet us. But whatever drove us away was never stronger than the pull of what brought us back....”
 
When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back, as generations of the women in her family had. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she’d left, that’s exactly what happens—Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children.
 
What she hopes to find is solace with “Bootsie,” her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. But instead she finds that her grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away from her memories. Now Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she herself once was.
 
But for Vivien things change in ways she cannot imagine when a violent storm reveals 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 herself—by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted them for generations. 

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This is a multi-generational story full of dramatic history and deep family secrets. Told from three different perspectives and time periods spanning from the mid 1920's, the 1960's through to current ... Read full review

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Not sure why it took me so long to get thru this. The first half while interesting just seemed to drag for me. The last half flew! Another great book by this author! Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Time GoneThe Time BetweenSea ChangeThe Beach TreesOn  Folly BeachAfter 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.

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