Adult Fiction WHITE
Summary: Read Karen White's posts on the Penguin Blog. The award-winning author of The Memory of Water delivers a gripping tale of family, fate, and forgiveness. When Piper Mills was twelve, she helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her grandmother in the backyard. For twelve years, it remained untouched. Now a near fatal riding accident has shattered Piper's dreams of Olympic glory. After her grandfather's death, she inherits the house and all its secrets, including a key to a room that doesn't exist--or does it? And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard. In it are torn pages from a scrapbook, a charm necklace--and a newspaper article from 1939 about the body of an infant found floating in the Savannah River. The necklace's charms tell the story of three friends during the 1930s-- each charm added during the three months each friend had the necklace and recorded her life in the scrapbook. Piper always dismissed her grandmother as not having had a story to tell. And now, too late, Piper finds she might have been wrong.
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When she was 12 she helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her grandmother; survived a near fatal riding accident; inherited her grandfather's house including a key to a room that doesn't exist; her grandmother is sent to a nurding home; uncovers the buried box.