Montgomery City-County Public Library Event Calendar


Date: 1/10/2018
Time: 2:00 PM -
Title: Book Bunch Book Club
Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience:
Description: They will discuss the novel Winter Garden, by Kristen Hannah.
Book Jacket Summary: From the author of the acclaimed national
bestseller Firefly Lane comes a haunting, heartbreakingly beautiful novel about the complex and intricate bonds between a mother and her daughters, and the enduring link between the past and the present. Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family business: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, these two estranged sisters find themselves together again, alongside their disapproving mother, Anya, who even now offers no comfort to her daughters. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise: Anya will tell her daughters a story; it is one she began years ago and never finished. This time she will tell it all the way to the end.  The tale their mother tells them is unlike anything they’ve heard before - a captivating, mysterious love story that spans more than sixty years and moves from frozen, war-torn Leningrad to modern-day Alaska.  Nina’s obsession to uncover the truth will send them all on an unexpected journey into their mother’s past, where they will discover a secret so shocking, it shakes the foundation of their family and changes who they believe they are.

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