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Bestselling author Torey Hayden’s new novel poignantly tells of a daughter’s attempt to grow up in the shadow of her mother’s haunted past. Warm, melancholy and evocatively rendered this book captures the essence of a family touched by sadness.

A haunting tale of a family who can't escape the consequences of their mother's tormented childhood. Hayden, a master storyteller, again turns her talent to fiction in this novel that combines a psychological thriller with a nuanced family drama.

Lesley’s Hungarian mother Mara – charming, childlike, lovable – is traumatized by her adolescent Holocaust experiences.

Though her American husband and daughters try to live a normal life, Mara holds them thrall to her moods and quirks. Lesley struggles to understand, but dealing with Mara is a severe strain which sets her apart from her peers.

But when Mara’s psychosis results in tragedy, Lesley goes to Wales in search of her mother’s remembered joy.

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Paperback. Pub Date :2008-12-01 Pages: 464 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK Bestselling author Torey Haydens new novel poignantly tells of a daughters attempt to grow up in the shadow of her mothers haunted past Warm. melancholy and evocatively rendered. this book captures the essence of a family touched by sadness.A haunting tale of a family who cant escape the consequences of their mothers tormented childhood. Hayden. a master storyteller. again turns her talent to fiction in this novel that combines a psychological thriller with a nuanced family drama.Lesleys Hungarian mother Mara - charming. childlike. lovable -. is traumatized by her adolescent Holocaust experiences.Though her American husband and daughters try to live a normal life. Mara holds them thrall to her moods and quirks Lesley struggles to understand. but dealing with Mara is a severe strain which...

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''Torey Hayden deserves the kind of respect I can't give many people. She isn't just valuable, she's incredible. The world needs more like Torey Hayden.' Boston Globe

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