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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library HEN (Text) 33500013792965 New On holds shelf -
Hendrum LINK Site HEN (Text) 33500013792973 New Checked out 06/13/2023

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  • ISBN: 9781668011836
  • ISBN: 1668011832
  • Physical Description: 353 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2023.

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"When a woman stumbles across a mysterious children's book, long-held secrets about her missing sister and their childhood spent in the English countryside during World War II are revealed"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 April #1
    Hazel's future in 1960 London is bright. She's looking forward to a romantic vacation with her maybe-soon fiancé, Barnaby, and starting a dream job at Sotheby's. But on her last day of work at a rare-book shop, a parcel arrives that brings her past crashing back—an American fairy tale called Whisperwood, about the same secret world Hazel created two decades earlier for her younger sister, Flora. Hazel's stories were a balm during their WWII evacuation, but she put that world behind her after Flora presumably drowned in the Thames all those years ago. Since nobody else knew about Whisperwood, perhaps Flora is alive after all. Uncovering this mystery would mean confronting guilt from Hazel's past and possibly risking the future she was sure she wanted. Henry brings the same sweet energy as she did to Once upon a Wardrobe (2021), celebrating the power of stories and the strength of sisterly love. This dual-time-line narrative is rounded out with a strong sense of place, endearing characters, and unexpected revelations. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Patti Callahan Henry is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of several novels, including Surviving Savannah and Becoming Mrs. Lewis. She is the recipient of the Christy Award, the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year Award, and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year. She is the cohost and cocreator of the popular weekly online live web show and podcast Friends and Fiction. A full-time author and mother of three, she lives in Alabama and South Carolina with her family. Find out more at

Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.

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