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Blackberry Winter: A Novel by Sarah Jio

Blackberry Winter: A Novel (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Sarah Jio

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Title:Blackberry Winter: A Novel
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Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio (2012)

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    dara85: This takes place in the past (1930's), a child is taken and goes to live with another family, involves a crime

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I loved all of these books by this author, including this one, but there were a bit too many coincidences for my taste. It's too much if even I can figure things out before the end of the book. Don't get me wrong, Sarah Jio has a new one coming out and can be requested on Early reviewers and I'm first in line, can't wait!!! ( )
  mchwest | Sep 27, 2014 |
This was a great book.

Claire, a newspaper writer, is given a story to write about the Blackberry Winter. She has no intereste until her friend finds some information about a boy that went missing during the last Blackberry Winter in 1933.

The way Sarah weaves this story it wonderful. There are many layers and most of the characters that are introduced are needed to tell the story. ( )
  jnut1 | Mar 4, 2014 |
Was this good? Oh yes, good for whacking the mosquito in my bedroom while I was trying to get through this. I love a good summer read...but this was not it! Poor dialogue and contrived plot. Were we really supposed to be surprised by all the "coincidences". ( )
  dms02 | Feb 27, 2014 |
So nice to see Aunt Bee and Emily from [b:Violets of March|9724798|The Violets of March|Sarah Jio|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1299776782s/9724798.jpg|14613617] show up in this book. ( )
  jlapac | Aug 14, 2013 |
Although it was a bit predictable, it was a perfect laid back summer read. Nothing too deep or thought provoking, but I enjoyed it for what it was. The alternating narrators was a nice touch. ( )
  JLricegirl | Jun 30, 2013 |
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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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"Seattle, 1933. Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son, Daniel, good night and reluctantly leaves for work. She hates the night shift, but it's the only way she can earn enough to keep destitution at bay. In the morning--even though it's the second of May--a heavy snow is falling. Vera rushes to wake Daniel, but his bed is empty. His teddy bear lies outside in the snow. Seattle, present day. On the second of May, Seattle Herald reporter Claire Aldridge awakens to another late-season snowstorm. Assigned to cover this "blackberry winter" and its predecessor decades earlier, Claire learns of Daniel's unsolved abduction and vows to unearth the truth--only to discover that she and Vera are linked in unexpected ways"--… (more)

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