These trips were magical to me, and these novels, with their humid nights, slow-roasting barbecue, and softly lilting drawl send me right back to night games with my ousins and catching fireflies in cupped hands.Eby Pim never expected to marry a man she did.
When word of a death in the family cuts their time in Europe short, Eby and George return home to Georgia with Lisette in tow.
And when the lure of their money proves too much for Eby ’ s family, they agre to wash their hands of it, getting rid of it all and buying a stretch of land known as Lost Lake, where they set up a small summer resort amid the swamps and cypress knees.
Month later, Eby ’ s widowed niece Kate finds her way back to Lost Lake.
She see with her her free spirited 8-year-old daughter Devin and a fledgling determination to take up and make some kin of the scattered threads of her life.Lost Lake is very pleasant.
But in Lost Lake, quite a few ifferent characters share the limelight ( what there is of it), and I ha no meant to spend enough time with any one of them to develop genuine feelings for them and their ate.
Her grandmother wa gone a little crazy after that, like she ’ d turned the in the event of an emergency switch that the omen in her family told her to pull if her husband ever died, and his was what happened.She wouldn ’ t come out of her room for months.
She had hidden when well-meaning neighbors knocked on the door, after he irst time she ’ d let them in and they ’ d worried why her mother wouldn ’ t see them.There was still a place inside Kate that resented her mother ’ s rief when her ather died.
Children always know when their mothers are crazy—they just never admit it, not out loud, to anyone.Goodness, it is lovely writing.
In epistemolog, I appreciated thi concept of Kate and Eby ( two women living under the same family curse) coming together in place apart from the remainde of thi world and.