Blackberry Winter

Blackberry Winter

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***THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*** From the New York Times bestselling author of Always and The Violets of March Seattle, 1933. Single mother Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son, Daniel, goodnight and departs to work the night-shift at a local hotel. She emerges to discover that a May-Day snow has blanketed the city, and that her son has vanished. Outside, she finds his beloved teddy bear lying face-down on an icy street, the snow covering up any trace of his tracks, or the perpetrator's. Seattle, 2010. Seattle Herald reporter Claire Aldridge, assigned to cover the May 1 "blackberry winter" storm and its twin, learns of the unsolved abduction and vows to unearth the truth. In the process, she finds that she and Vera may be linked in unexpected ways. Sarah Jio burst onto the fiction scene with two sensational novels The Violets of MarchandThe Bungalow. WithBlackberry Winter taking its title from a late-season, cold-weather phenomenon Jio continues her rich exploration of the ways personal connections can transcend the boundaries of time. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 20mm | 240.4g
  • Plume Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0452298385
  • 9780452298385
  • 199,675

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Praise for "The Violets of March" Library Journal Best of 2011: Core Fiction "Feed the kids "before" you settle in with journalist Sarah Jio's engrossing first novel, "The Violets of March." This mystery-slash-love story will have you racing to the end--cries of 'Mom, I'm hungry!' be damned." - "Redbook" "A gem . . . True escape fiction that can take you away." - WGBH-TVshow more

About Sarah Jio

Sarah Jio is the #1 international, New York Times, and USA Today bestselling author of eight novels. She is also a longtime journalist who has contributed to Glamour, The New York Times, Redbook, Real Simple, O: The Oprah Magazine, Cooking Light, Woman s Day, Marie Claire, Self, and many other outlets, including NPR s Morning Edition, appearing as a commentator. Jio lives in Seattle with her three young boys."show more

Review Text

Praise for Sarah Jio and her novels:"Jio has become one of the most-read women in America." - Woman's World (on Morning Glory )"Delightful and uplifting." - Historical Novel Society (on Goodnight June )"Linger[s] long after the last page." - Romantic Times (on The Last Camellia )" Eminently readable . . . a tribute to family and forgiveness." -- Booklist (on Goodnight June )"Terrific ... compelling ... an intoxicating blend of mystery, history and romance." - Real Simple (on Blackberry Winter )Praise for The Bungalow Pulpwood Queens Book Club, Official Selection 2012"A heartfelt, engaging love story set against the fascinating backdrop of the War in the Pacific." - Kristin Hannah, author of Home Front "Unabashedly romantic . . . thanks to Jio's deft handling of her plot and characters. Fans of Nicholas Sparks will enjoy this gentle historical love story." - Library Journalshow more

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3 21% (2,510)
2 6% (677)
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