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Meet the picture-perfect Bird family: pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and towheaded twins Rory and Rhys, one an adventurous troublemaker, the other his slighter, more sensitive counterpart. Their father is a sweet, gangly man, but it’s their beautiful, free-spirited mother Lorelei who spins at the center. In those early years, Lorelei tries to freeze time by filling their simple brick house with precious mementos. Easter egg foils are her favorite. Craft supplies, too. She hangs all of the children’s art, to her husband’s chagrin.
Then one Easter weekend, a tragedy so devastating occurs that, almost imperceptibly, it begins to tear the family apart. Years pass and the children have become adults, while Lorelei has become the county’s worst hoarder. She has alienated her husband and children and has been living as a recluse. But then something happens that beckons the Bird family back to the house they grew up in—to finally understand the events of that long-ago Easter weekend and to unearth the many secrets hidden within the nooks and crannies of home.
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I would like to get to this one in May if I can. The reality is, I’m behind in my reading & it drives me crazy haha!
No worries! I’m still catching up with April. 🙂
hmm…Going to try to get this one in during May. Depends on how long it takes for my library system to get a copy transferred to my local branch (I love my library and they so much content and I LOVE the new 24/7 pick up option. Just some times the transportation is a little slow).
oh…the audiobook version is available…maybe I’ll try that.
I love that about our library system too! But it does take awhile. I’m still waiting for my selection to come up.
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