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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 moth...

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Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of novels includingNight Road, Firefly Lane, and True Colors. She was born in Southern California and moved to Western Washington when she was eight. A former lawyer, Hannah started writing when she was pregnant and on bed rest for five months. Writing soon became an obsession, and she has been at it ever since. She is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.
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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ISBN 9780312364120
Genre FICTION / Family Life
Format Hardcover
Pages 394
Publisher Date 2010-02-02 00:00:00.0
Publisher St Martins Pr
Copyright Year 2010
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.28 lb
Language English
Audience General/trade
Authors Hannah, Kristin

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  • Interesting Story

    I've read a few of Kristin Hannah's recent books and have really enjoyed them. This one is centered on a kind of silly premise, a family sharing a long told family "fairy tale." At the beginning this seems like a silly idea to build a book around, but I really got sucked into the storyline. A very unique story. The ending was a lil unsatisfying for me, I'm not sure why she chose to end it the way she did. But overall a really interesting story.

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  • Enjoyable

    I enjoyed this book. The mix of Russian history and modern family relationships made for a very pleasant read.

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  • SLEEPER

    Doesn't compare to her other great books! This one is boring and the story line is too drawn out! A real disappointment!

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