It is 1974 and the country is still struggling to come to terms with the Vietnam War. In the small town of Conners, Georgia, Darcy has just started high school, her older sister Adel goes to weekend dances at the local Army base, and their mother tends her beautiful gardenthe biggest and best in town. But Darcys world is soon changed forever when her mother goes to Atlanta for tests. The diagnosis is not goodbreast cancer. There is so much Darcy wants to talk to her mother about: the war and what happened to the soldiers who were there; the feelings she is having for the new (and troubled) boy in school. But she cant. So she finds solace in her mothers garden. There she can help the flowers her mother planted bloom.
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