Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn't know her mother?
From the author of the smash-hit bestseller Firefly Lane and True Colors comes a powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past
Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time—and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya's life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother's life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.
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It would be easy to dismiss Kristin Hannah’s Winter Garden as book club fiction, a done-to...Saved from book-club fiction predictability by an intricate weaving of timelines, Kristin Hannah's Winter Garden is an emotionally compelling read.Feb 02 2010 | Read Full Review of Winter Garden
But when Nina finds herself drawn back to the family’s farm, she encourages her mother to tell her stories --- from start to finish --- and tries her best to draw a reluctant Meredith into the story as well.Jan 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Winter Garden
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Honestly, if the story of Anya wasnt told the way it was, I probably would not have finished this book because then the core of the story would seem to follow a typical formula that seems to exist for stories about women hitting middle age and looking back on their lives and the mistakes or regr...| Read Full Review of Winter Garden
I loved Firefly Lane and have been reading her books since.Feb 08 2010 | Read Full Review of Winter Garden
While Meredith and Nina felt Anya did not love them, they did not know her life story because all she had ever told them had been couched in what they believed to be a fairy tale.Feb 02 2010 | Read Full Review of Winter Garden
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