The Widow Tree by Nicole LundriganThe Widow Tree by Nicole Lundrigan

The Widow Tree

byNicole Lundrigan

Paperback | September 6, 2013

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"[Lundrigan's] writing is so enthralling, and the story so full of suspense and interest, that there is a temptation to allow the pages to fly by when they really should be savoured." -- Quill & Quire on Glass Boys, starred review

In the fall of 1953, three teenagers find a clutch of long-lost Roman coins while clearing vegetables from a government field, and they argue over what to do with this newfound wealth. Nevena insists they should be turned over as they rightfully belong to the country. J�nos wants to keep them. And Dorj�n walks the line between the two. The decision to conceal their discovery turns disastrous when J�nos disappears.

Dorj�n and Nevena are left to question everything they believed to be true, while the mother of the missing boy, a widow named Gitta, slowly unravels. Has J�nos used the money to escape the home that stifles him? Or has something much more sinister taken place?

The Widow Tree is a compelling, richly layered story of fatal plans and silent betrayals in a tightly knit village, where the postwar air is simultaneously flush with hope and weighted with suspicion. Amidst an intricate web of cultural tensions, government control, family bonds, and past mistakes, the truth behind many closely guarded secrets is revealed -- with life-alteringconsequences.

Nicole Lundrigan is the author of four previous novels. Glass Boys was a Now magazine top ten book of the year and an top 100 book of the year. Unraveling Arva was a Globe and Mail top ten pick, Thaw was longlisted for the Relit Award, and The Seary Line received an honourable mention for the Sunburst Award. She lives in Ont...
Title:The Widow TreeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:September 6, 2013Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1771000716

ISBN - 13:9781771000710

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Written Book Great story with fabulous characters.  Highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2013-12-11