The award-winning author of The Memory of Waterdelivers a gripping tale of family, fate, and forgiveness. When Piper Mills was twelve, she helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her grandmother in the backyard. For twelve years, it remained untouched. Now a near fatal riding accident has shattered Piper�s dreams of Olympic glory. After her grandfather�s death, she inherits the house and all its secrets, including a key to a room that doesn�t exist�or does it? And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard. She remembers her grandmother�s box buried in the backyard, after her grandmother was sent away to a nursing home. In it are torn pages from a scrapbook, a charm necklace�and a newspaper article from 1929 about the body of an infant found floating in the Savannah River. The necklace�s charms tell the story of three friends during the 1920s� each charm added during the three months each friend had the necklace and recorded her life in the scrapbook.
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April 06, 2007
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