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Daytime Discussion: “The Girl In the Garden” by Melanie Wallace
June 1, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 amFree
Join us for a book chat by Zoom! We’ll catch up and share our thoughts on “The Girl in the Garden” by Melanie Wallace, a book that Publisher’s Weekly notes is, “powerful…A quiet, contemplative novel that builds slowly and leaves a lasting impact.”
When June arrives on the coast of New England, baby in arms, an untrustworthy man by her side, Mabel-who rents them a cabin-senses trouble. A few days later, the girl and her child are abandoned. June is soon placed with Mabel’s friend, Iris, in town, and her life becomes entwined with a number of locals who have known each other for decades: a wealthy recluse with a tragic past; a widow in mourning; a forsaken daughter returning for the first time in years, with a stranger in tow; and a kindly WWII veteran who serves as the town’s sage. Surrounded by the personal histories and secrets of others, June finds the way forward for herself and her son becoming determined by the others’ pasts, including loves-and crimes-from years ago.
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