Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Long Time Gone

From Goodreads:
 When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she’d left, that’s what happens. Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children.

What she hopes to find is solace with her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. Instead Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she once was. But things will change again in ways Vivien cannot imagine. A violent storm has revealed 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 them for generations.
From Me:
I really liked this book.
Was it the rainy weekend in the woods?
Was it my mood?
Was it the recommendation from a good friend?
Because the genre of "Women's Fiction" is not my usual  go to or favorite, when it comes to picking up a book.
But this one really hit the spot.
It was a great story--a multi- generational story told from 3 points of view.
(at first that was a bit confusing for me, but it didn't take me long to figure out whose story was whose.)
4 stars.


bermudaonion said...

I love women's fiction but hate the label. This sounds really good to me.

Tina said...

It sounds like a sad book. I like a mystery though.
Hope you are doing well. I like the photos you put on Instagram. I have recently locked myself out of it and need to change passwords, otherwise i can't see anything!

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