Eve Green

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2004 - Fiction - 287 pages
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"TEN DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS I lost her. What do I remember? Every little thing. . . . For twenty-one years I've picked away at my memory of it, lifting up moments, testing myself. Believing I might have finally healed to a neat white scar." Pregnant with her first child, Eve Green recalls her mother's death when she was eight years old and her struggle to make sense of her parents' mysterious romantic past. Eve is sent to live with her grandparents in rural Wales, where she finds comfort in friendships with Daniel, a quiet farmhand, and Billy, a disabled, reclusive friend of her mother's. When a ravishing local girl disappears, one of Eve's friends comes under suspicion. Eve will do everything she can to protect him, but at the risk of complicity in a matter she barely understands. This is a timeless and beautifully told story about family secrets and unresolved liaisons.
 

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User Review  - Laurochka - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book although I can't quite explain why. It felt ultimately anti-climatic but somehow kept me interested enough. Eve is not a particularly sympathetic character but she paints a ... Read full review

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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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Contents

DEPARTURE
15
THE SHOEBOX
27
PENCARREG
38
OCTOBER
50
TORYGWYNT
52
BLUE EYES
67
HERITAGE
68
THE TATTOO
84
GHOSTS
173
K
180
MOONLIGHT
194
THE BROKEN RIB
196
HEARTS
207
FEATHERS
217
BLOOD
218
SEA VIEW
226

BONFIRES
97
ROSIE
100
THE PREACHER
116
THE GRAND PIANO
120
CHARMS
132
ABERPORTH
134
BUTTERFLIES
139
ST BARTHOLEMEWS
142
THE TROUT HOTEL
161
SUNBURN
162
SWIMMING
169
BOOK TWO
171
HEADACHE
227
LUCK
232
LIES
235
ORANGES
246
BINDWEED
248
THE STILE
253
LOVE
258
THE FIRE
264
BOOK THREE
275
RED HAIR
277
FULL STOP
284
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About the author (2004)

Susan Fletcher's previous books include the trilogy of "Dragon's Milk, Flight of the Dragon Kyn," and "Sign of the Dove," and most recently, "Shadow Spinner." Ms. Fletcher lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon, with her husband, their daughter, and a black cat named Nimbus.

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