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Publisher Description

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 Kristin Hannah's 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
February 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Press
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

MrsZDP ,

Could. Not. Put. It. Down.

I just love Kristin Hannah, her writing and story telling is so beautiful. Just when you think you have it figured out she takes your heart for another turn.

Winter Garden was an amazing story of love, bravery, dreams and perseverance, I couldn’t put it down. I finished it moments ago at my sons basketball practice and was crying in the lobby. I will forever hold these characters in my heart, I’m going to miss them.

Hcreviews ,

Could not put this book down!

I have read almost all of Kristin Hannah’s books and it’s so hard to pick a favorite. Each book is better than the last! I really loved this book and would highly recommend it!

fpp221 ,

Loads of typos

Spell check would be a worthwhile investment for this publisher. At least a dozen typos that I found. Great book otherwise.

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