Eve Green

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W W Norton & Company Incorporated, 2005 - Fiction - 287 pages
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"Susan Fletcher's first novel . . . is one of those lyrical books about childhood in which the physical details--the sights, the smells--take on a vividness that's entrancing."--Polly Shulman, New York Times Book Review "Readers who like to plumb the depths of loss and its counterpart--the joy of living--would do well to pick up [Eve Green]."--Jessica Treadway, Chicago TribuneAfter her young mother's sudden death eight-year-old Eve is sent to live with her grandparents in rural Wales. In this unfamiliar world, she is told stories about her relatives but is forbidden to ask about her father, an Irish thief who abandoned her mother. When an older girl in town disappears, Eve is drawn into the longstanding secrets and suspicions of her town. A rare page turner, Eve Green is a dramatic story about a grievous error of judgment.

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Evangeline's story begins In Birmingham where her mother commits suicide and, at seven years old, she is sent to live with her maternal grandparents in Wales. She has never met her father and her ... Read full review

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User Review  - cacky - LibraryThing

Soothing prose, like a cup of tea and a favorite rocking chair. And the prose remains like soft, rolling green hills even with the undercurrents of a child abduction and the mystery of the red-headed Irishman who is Eve's father. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Susan Fletcher is the author of Eve Green, which won the Whitbread Award for First Novel, Oystercatchers, and The Highland Witch. She lives in the United Kingdom.

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