“We Walker women were born screaming into this world,
the beginning of a lifelong quest to find what would quiet us. But whatever
drove us away was never stronger than the pull of what brought us back …”
When Vivien Walker left her
home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back, as generations of
the women in her family had. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she
had left, that’s exactly what happens—Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken
marriage and her lost dreams for children.
What she hopes to find is
solace with “Bootsie,” her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with
a knack for making everything all right. But instead she finds that her
grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away
from her memories. Now Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker,
challenging her personal quest to find the girl she herself once was.
But for Vivien, things change
in ways she cannot imagine when a violent storm reveals the remains of a
long-dead woman buried near the Walker home, not far from the cypress swamp
that is soon to give up its ghosts. Vivien knows there is now only one way to
rediscover herself—by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the
cycle of loss that has haunted them for generations. Download and start listening now!