Synopses & Reviews
"We Walker women were born screaming into this world, the beginning of a lifelong quest to find what would quiet us. But whatever drove us away was never stronger than the pull of what brought us back...."
When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back, as generations of the women in her family had. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she'd left, that's exactly what happens--Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children.
What she hopes to find is solace with "Bootsie," her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. But instead she finds that her grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away from her memories. Now Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she herself once was.
But for Vivien things change in ways she cannot imagine when a violent storm reveals the remains of a long-dead woman buried near the Walker home, not far from the cypress swamp that is soon to give up its ghosts. Vivien knows there is now only one way to rediscover herself--by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted her them for generations.
Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author
"[A] dedicated artist...Karen White's talent is ripe for the taking."--The Huffington Post
"White's dizzying carousel of a plot keeps those pages turning, so much so that the book can--and should be--finished in one afternoon, interrupted only by a glass of sweet iced tea."--Oprah.com
"Family relationships worthy of a Tennessee Williams play."--fayobserver.com (Fayetteville, NC)
"White's ability to write a book that keeps you hankering for more is her strong suit. The Beach Trees is a great book about the power of family and connection that you won't soon forget."--South Charlotte Weekly
"White...weaves together themes of Southern culture, the powerful bond of family, and the courage to rebuild in the face of destruction to create an incredibly moving story her dedicated fans are sure to embrace."--Moultrie News (SC)
About the Author
Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of After the Rain, The Time Between, Folly Beach, Falling Home, and such Tradd Street novels as Return to Tradd Street, The Strangers on Montagu Street and The Girl on Legare Street. She grew up in London but now lives with her husband and two children near Atlanta, Georgia.