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Blackberry Winter - Sarah Jio
Blackberry Winter
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***THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***In 2011, Sarah Jio burst onto the fiction scene with two sensational novels--The Violets of March and The Bungalow. With Blackberry Winter--taking its title from a late-season, cold-weather phenomenon--Jio continues her rich exploration of the ways personal... show more
***THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***In 2011, Sarah Jio burst onto the fiction scene with two sensational novels--The Violets of March and The Bungalow. With Blackberry 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. 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...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780452298385 (0452298385)
Publisher: Plume
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
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The Book Diva's Reads
The Book Diva's Reads rated it
3.0 Blackberry Winter
3.5 star read
Book Connection
Book Connection rated it
I liked the story concept and it sucked me in fairly quickly. I thought some of the flashbacks were introduced rather clumsily and I found the ending forced.
Books and the Readers who read them
Books and the Readers who read them rated it
2.0 Blackberry Winter: A Novel
Was okay. The historical fiction could use some work-didn't read like 1933-but the story was compelling. LOTS of coincidences and things that "just happen to work out". Totally annoying, but I did want to know what happened to Daniel. I agree with some of the lower rated reviews-- flat character dev...
Get Lost in the Stacks
Get Lost in the Stacks rated it
5.0
Omg! I loved The Violets of March but I think I love this book even more! Sarah Jio does it again! Drawing the reader in with a tale of mystery and heartache, you want these two women to succeed. It may seem hard at first to get use to the style if switching back and forth between tel stories but Ji...
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melissawritergrrlreads rated it
3.0 Blackberry Winter
Well, I'm off to a good start for 2013 by starting with an adult book (since, one of my bookish resolutions was to read more "big kid" books). I first heard of this book when Jaime @ The Perpetual Page-Turner RAVED about it in her review, so I put it on hold at the library. I haven't listened to a...
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