The Violets of March: A Novel

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Plume, 2011 - Fiction - 296 pages
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A heartbroken woman stumbled upon a diary and steps into the life of its anonymous author.

In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after.

Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily's good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life.

A mesmerizing debut with an idyllic setting and intriguing dual story line, The Violets of March announces Sarah Jio as a writer to watch.

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The story has 'good bones' and a wonderful ending. - LibraryThing
And the prose was beautiful. - LibraryThing
Debut novel from a promising writer. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - jnut1 - LibraryThing

This was my first book by this author. I was very happy with how much I enjoyed this book. It was one of those that the past met the future but it was done very well. Emily is invited to visit her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

WARNING: THIS REVIEW IS BADLY WRITTEN BUT I CAN'T BRING MYSELF TO BOTHER TO FIX IT. I usually really like stories like this, where someone is unfolding mysteries of the past, but this one ended up ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Sarah Jio is the author of The Bungalow and Blackberry Winter. She is the health and fitness blogger for, and her articles have appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine and Real Simple, among other publications. She lives in Seattle with her three young boys and golden retriever.

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