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A Long Time Gone

By Karen (Karen S.) White

“We Walker women were born screaming into this world, the beginning of a lifelong quest to find what would quiet us. But whatever drove us away was never stronger than the pull of what brought us back....”

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 them for generations.

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2014

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Format: Book
Author: White, Karen (Karen S.)
Summary: "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.
Title: A long time gone / Karen White.
Publisher Date: New York : New American Library, [2014]
Subject: Family secrets -- Fiction. Caregivers -- Fiction. FICTION / Family Life. Delta (Miss. : Region) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780451240460 (hardback) 0451240464 (hardback)
Current Holds: 5
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: F White
Oclc: 861673553
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Bib Id: 526005

Format: Book
Author: White, Karen (Karen S.)
Summary: "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.
Title: A long time gone / Karen White.
Publisher, Date: New York : New American Library, [2014]
Description: 417 pages; 24 cm
Subjects: Family secrets -- Fiction.
Subjects: Caregivers -- Fiction.
Subjects: FICTION / Family Life.
Subjects: Delta (Miss. : Region) -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2014000340
ISBN: 9780451240460 (hardback)
ISBN: 0451240464 (hardback)
Requests: 5
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: F White