The Time Between
By Karen White
(NAL Hardcover, Hardcover, 9780451239860, 352pp.)
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
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New York Times bestselling author Karen White delivers a novel of two generations of sisters and secrets set in the stunning South Carolina Lowcountry.
Eleanor Murray will always remember her childhood on Edisto Island, where her late father, a local shrimper, shared her passion for music. Now her memories of him are all that tempers the guilt she feels over the accident that put her sister in a wheelchairand the feelings she harbors for her sister’s husband.
To help support her sister, Eleanor works at a Charleston investment firm during the day, but she escapes into her music, playing piano at a neighborhood bar. Until the night her enigmatic boss walks in and offers her a part-time job caring for his elderly aunt, Helena, back on Edisto. For Eleanor, it’s a chance to revisit the place where she was her happiestand to share her love of music with grieving Helena, whose sister recently died under mysterious circumstances.
An island lush with sweetgrass and salt marshes, Edisto has been a peaceful refuge for Helena, who escaped with her sister from war-torn Hungary in 1944. The sisters were well-known on the island, where they volunteered in their church and community. But now Eleanor will finally learn the truth about their past: secrets that will help heal her relationship with her own sisterand set Eleanor free....
Karen White is the award-winning author of sixteen previous books. She grew up in London but now lives with her husband and two children near Atlanta, Georgia.
- “The relationship between sisters is a little piece of heaven and hell. But we share the same soul.” Do you agree with Helena’s sentiment? How does this idea unfold over the course of the novel for each pair of sisters? Why is this relationship so complicated, so special? Are our siblings an extension of us?
Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author Karen White
“One of the best new writers on the scene today.”—The Huffington Post
“[Karen White] gives you everything you could want.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Kerrelyn Sparks
“Sea Change is…riveting. Karen White [is] a master storyteller....She capitalizes on her strengths by using rich characters and poetic prose in a picturesque landscape.”—Fresh Fiction
“Readers will find White’s prose an uplifting experience as she is a truly gifted storyteller.”—Las Vegas Review-Journal
“White’s ability to write a book that keeps you hankering for more is her strong suit. The Beach Trees is a great book about the power of family and connection that you won’t soon forget.”—South Charlotte Weekly
“White…weaves together themes of Southern culture, the powerful bond of family, and the courage to rebuild in the face of destruction to create an incredibly moving story her dedicated fans are sure to embrace.”—Moultrie News (SC)
“A story as rich as a coastal summer…a great love story.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Deborah Smith