Winter Garden

Winter Garden

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2009
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Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family business; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, these two estranged sisters will find themselves together again, standing alongside their disapproving mother, Anya, who even now offers no comfort to her daughters. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise: Anya will tell her daughters a story; it is one she began years ago and never finished. This time she will tell it all the way to the end.

The tale their mother tells them is unlike anything they ve heard before a captivating, mysterious love story that spans more than sixty years and moves from frozen, war-torn Leningrad to modern-day Alaska. Nina s obsession to uncover the truth will send them all on an unexpected journey into their mother s past, where they will discover a secret so shocking, it shakes the foundation of their family and changes who they believe they are.

Mesmerizing from beginning to end, "Winter Garden" is that rarest of novels at once an epic love story and an intimate portrait of women poised at the crossroads of their lives. Evocative, lyrically written, and ultimately uplifting, it will haunt the listener long after the last word is spoken.

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Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p2009
Edition: Library ed. --
ISBN: 9781423325222
1423325222
Branch Call Number: FBCD FIC Hanna 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (14 hr., 39 min.) :,digital ;,12 cm., in container
Additional Contributors: Ericksen, Susan

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muleclaire
May 10, 2017

Author of the Nightingale

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juleshane
May 13, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. It is slow in the beginning but hang in there and you won't be disappointed.

Recommended by Christine - Quincie Douglas Library

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Kirb
Sep 09, 2012

A very moving story. Get the tissues out!

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julcliff7357
Aug 20, 2012

This is absolutely one of the best books I have EVER read (I listened to it via audiobook) ...right up there with "Unbroken" in my opinion. I had no idea of the details of the Siege of Leningrad by Hitler and it was truly horrific. It follows Anya and her 2 children as they simply try to survive as Leningrad is virtually cut off from the rest of Russia, leaving millions without food or electricity. I listened to the audiobook and Susan Ericksen was amazing. She used a Russian accent and I felt as if I were a fly on the wall watching the story unfold before my eyes. I highly recommend this Kristin Hannah book.

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Ridgerunner07
Aug 01, 2012

Susan Ericksen does Kristin Hannah fabulous justice by narrating. They are a brilliant pairing.

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doroschelch
Jul 22, 2012

You can't help being drawn into a woman's tragic wartime story that she never even shared with her daughters before - even if it turns out a bit more dramatic than necessary.

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