The Beach Trees

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels comes the story of one woman’s journey into a secret past—and a life she never expected on the ravaged coast of Biloxi, Mississippi...

Working at an auction house in New York, Julie Holt meets a struggling artist and single mother who reminds her very much of her missing younger sister. Monica Guidry paints a vivid picture of her Southern family through stories, but never says why or how she lost contact with them. And she has another secret: a heart condition that will soon take her life.
 
Feeling as if she’s lost her sister a second time, Julie inherits from Monica an antique portrait—as well as custody of her young son. Taking him to Biloxi, Mississippi, to meet the family he’s never known, Julie discovers a connection of her own. The portrait, of an old Guidry relative, was done by her great-grandfather—and unlocks a surprising family history....
 
INCLUDES A READERS GUIDE AND AN EXCERPT OF DREAMS OF FALLING
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
May 3, 2011
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9781101528587
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Women
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This content is DRM protected.
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