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|Title: Blackberry Winter: A Novel|
By: Sarah Joi
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 7.9 X 5.2 X .8 (inches)|
Weight: 8 ounces
Stock No: WW298385
From the New York Times bestselling author of Always and The Violets of March comes an emotional story of a dreadful storm, a missing child cold case, and a determined reporter who just may have a stronger connection with the past than she realizes.
Seattle, 1933. Single mother Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son goodnight and departs to work the night shift at a local hotel. She emerges to discover that a May Day snow has blanketed the city, and that her son has vanished. Outside, she finds his beloved teddy bear lying facedown on an icy street, the snow covering up any trace of his tracksor the perpetrators.
Seattle, 2010. Seattle Herald reporter Claire Aldridge, assigned to cover the May 1 "blackberry winter" storm and its twin, learns of the unsolved abduction and vows to unearth the truth. In the process, she finds that she and Vera may be linked in unexpected ways.
Sarah Jio burst onto the fiction scene with two sensational novelsThe Violets of March and The Bungalow. With Blackberry Wintertaking its title from a late-season, cold-weather phenomenonJio continues her rich exploration of the ways personal connections can transcend the boundaries of time.
"Terrific...compelling...an intoxicating blend of mystery, history and romance."Real Simple
"A fascinating exploration of love, loss, scandal, and redemption."Publishers Weekly
Praise for Sarah Jio and her novels:
"Jio has become one of the most-read women in America."Womans World (on Morning Glory)
"Delightful and uplifting."Historical Novel Society (on Goodnight June)
"Linger[s] long after the last page."Romantic Times (on The Last Camellia)
"Eminently readable...a tribute to family and forgiveness."Booklist (on Goodnight June)
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