We went to hear Kate Morton speak at a Rainy Day Books author event. She read from her new novel The Distant Hours. It looks like it's going to be as good as The Forgotten Garden! (see February 25th)
This long-awaited novel by the author of The House at Riverton begins with a long lost letter. Its contents compel young Edie Burchill to journey to the eerie realm of Millderhurst Castle, where her mother, then just 13 years old, waited out the London Blitz. What Edie learns about those distant hours in that faraway place will forever change her view of her mother and herself. A subtle, artfully constructed story about place, the past, and time's reverberations.