A Long Time Gone

A Long Time Gone

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"When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back, as generations of the women in her family had. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she'd left, that's exactly what happens--Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children. What she hopes to find is solace with "Bootsie," her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. But instead she finds that her grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away from her memories. Now Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she herself once was. But for Vivien things change in ways she cannot imagine when a violent storm reveals the remains of a long-dead woman buried near the Walker home, not far from the cypress swamp that is soon to give up its ghosts. Vivien knows there is now only one way to rediscover herself--by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted her them for generations"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : New American Library, [2014]
ISBN: 9780451240460
Characteristics: 417 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number: WHITE, K


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Feb 27, 2019

Just finished reading it. Well written, but you have to have a good memory to remember who's who and the different time periods. And the author also seems as if she has first hand knowledge of addiction (drugs and pills).

Feb 12, 2015

An enjoyable read. One of her best books. I couldn't wait to reach the end and find out what happened.

Oct 19, 2014

A story--stories--that will completely absorb you and expertly transport you back and forth in time. Very well written.

Sep 22, 2014

Good story about 5 generations of women in a Mississippi family.The pace was a bit slow but it was still well worth reading.


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