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The VIOLETS of MARCH (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Sarah Jio

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Title:The VIOLETS of MARCH
Authors:Sarah Jio
Info:Penguin Group (2011), Hardcover
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The Violets of March by Sarah Jio (2011)

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Enjoyed this story in familiar places. Nice read. ( )
  Harrod | Jun 16, 2014 |
Another wonderful novel by Sarah Jio. Her reads change with every book I've read and the twist and turns keep coming. Then she goes into great detail as to where and when, back and forth in history, food and landscape are always on the page. The things that make a great page turner for me! Next!! ( )
  mchwest | Mar 24, 2014 |
Loved this book always a twist and something new and exciting happening around every corner. ( )
  ElaineWatkins | Mar 23, 2014 |
This was my first book by this author. I was very happy with how much I enjoyed this book.

It was one of those that the past met the future but it was done very well.

Emily is invited to visit her aunt on Bainbridge island. There she find a journal of Ester and gets engrossed in her story. The journal ends before Ester's story is finished so Emily goes in serch of what happened to her.

As she reads she sees how her current life is similiar to Esters.

Great read, held my interest. ( )
  jnut1 | Mar 4, 2014 |
Review coming but lovely, lovely, lovely. ( )
  Bookaliciouspam | Sep 20, 2013 |
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In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after.

Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily's good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life.
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"And the riverbank talks of the waters of March / It's the end of all strain, it's the joy in your heart." -- From "Waters of March" by Antonio Carlos Jobim
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To my grandmothers, Antoinette Mitchell and the late Cecelia Fairchild, who instilled in me the love of art and writing and a fascination with the 1940s
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"I guess this is it," Joel said, leaning into the doorway of our apartment.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0452297036, Paperback)

***A Library Journal Best Books of 2011 Award Recipient***

A heartbroken woman stumbled upon a diary and steps into the life of its anonymous author.


In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after.

Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily's good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life.

A mesmerizing debut with an idyllic setting and intriguing dual story line, The Violets of March announces Sarah Jio as a writer to watch.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:45:44 -0400)

In a mystical place where violets bloom out of season and the air is salt drenched, a heartbroken woman stumbles upon a diary and steps into the life of its anonymous author.

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