Amaryllis in Blueberry

Amaryllis in Blueberry

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Baker & Taylor
Meet the Slepys: Dick, the stern doctor, the naèive husband, a man devoted to both facts and faith; Seena, the storyteller, the restless wife, a mother of four, a lover of myth. And their children, the Marys: Mary Grace, the devastating beauty; Mary Tessa, the insistent inquisitor; Mary Catherine, the saintly, lost soul; and finally, Amaryllis, Seena's unspoken favorite, born with the mystifying ability to sense the future, touch the past, and distinguish the truth tellers from the most convincing liar of all. When Dick insists his family move from Michigan to the unfamiliar world of Africa for missionary work, he can't possibly foresee how this new land and its people will entrance and change his daughters - and himself - forever.

Baker
& Taylor

The story of a missionary wife's murder of her husband in Africa is told from the revolving viewpoints of her four teenage daughters, including youngest child Amaryllis, who has an extrasensory ability to know when something bad is about to happen.
The story of a missionary wife's murder of her husband in Africa is told from the revolving viewpoints of her four teenage daughters, including youngest child Amaryllis, who has an extrasensory ability to know when something bad is about to happen. A first adult novel by the author of Madapple. Original. 100,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
In the stirring tradition of The Secret Life of Bees and The Poisonwood Bible, Amaryllis in Blueberry explores the complexity of human relationships set against an unforgettable backdrop. Told through the haunting voices of Dick and Seena Slepy and their four daughters, Christina Meldrum’s soulful novel weaves together the past and the present of a family harmed—and healed—by buried secrets.

“Maybe, unlike hope, truth couldn’t be contained in a jar. . . .”

Meet the Slepys: Dick, the stern doctor, the naïve husband, a man devoted to both facts and faith; Seena, the storyteller, the restless wife, a mother of four, a lover of myth. And their children, the Marys: Mary Grace, the devastating beauty; Mary Tessa, the insistent inquisitor; Mary Catherine, the saintly, lost soul; and finally, Amaryllis, Seena’s unspoken favorite, born with the mystifying ability to sense the future, touch the past, and distinguish the truth tellers from the most convincing liar of all.

When Dick insists his family move from Michigan to the unfamiliar world of Africa for missionary work, he can’t possibly foresee how this new land and its people will entrance and change his daughters—and himself—forever.



Nor can he predict how Africa will spur his wife Seena toward an old but unforgotten obsession. In fact, Seena may be falling into a trance of her own. . . .

Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, c2011
Edition: 1st Gallery Books trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781439156896
1439156891
Branch Call Number: FIC MEL
Characteristics: 368 p. ;,21 cm.

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