From one of our most
acclaimed writers comes a dramatic tale of a well-born Southern woman whose
life is forever changed by the betrayal of her mother, and by the man she
Growing up, the only
place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp: Camp
Sherwood Forest in the North Carolina mountains. It was there that she came
alive, and it was there she met Nick Abrams, her first love and her first
Years later, Thayer
marries Aengus, an Irish professor, and they move into her deceased
grandmother’s house in Atlanta. The house is only miles from Camp Edgewood on
Burnt Mountain, where her father died years ago in a car accident. There,
Aengus and Thayer lead quiet and happy lives, until Aengus is invited up to the
camp to tell old Irish tales to the campers. As Aengus spends less time at home
and becomes more distant, Thayer must confront dark secrets about her mother,
her first love, and most devastating of all, her husband.
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