The Violets of March: A Novel

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Penguin, 2011 - Fiction - 296 pages
39 Reviews
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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User Review  - micahmom2002 - LibraryThing

A sweet story. A woman travels to an island near Seattle to visit with an elderly aunt after her husband asks for a divorce. During her stay she discovers a diary from 1943 in a bedroom. The diary ... Read full review

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User Review  - JudithDCollins - LibraryThing

Ironically, I just finished an ARC of “Goodnight June”, Sarah Jio’s latest book to hit the streets on May 27, 2014 (which I loved) and highly recommend. At the end, an excerpt of “The Violets of March ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
19
Section 3
25
Section 4
29
Section 5
41
Section 6
59
Section 7
75
Section 8
84
Section 16
168
Section 17
185
Section 18
195
Section 19
211
Section 20
225
Section 21
237
Section 22
249
Section 23
255

Section 9
91
Section 10
105
Section 11
119
Section 12
142
Section 13
151
Section 14
161
Section 15
167
Section 24
261
Section 25
281
Section 26
295
Section 27
299
Section 28
303
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About the author (2011)

Sarah Jio is the author of The Bungalow and Blackberry Winter. She is the health and fitness blogger for Glamour.com, 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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