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Author: Lisa Tucker Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781455819508
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Kyra and David Winter are happier than they ever expected to be. They have a comfortable home, stable careers, and a young son, Michael, whom they adore. Though everyone who knows the Winters considers them extremely overprotective parents, both Kyra and David believe they have good reasons for fearing that something will happen to their little boy. And then, on a perfectly average summer day, it does, when Michael disappears from his own backyard. The only question is whose past has finally caught up with them: David feels sure that Michael was taken by his troubled ex-wife, while Kyra believes the kidnapper must be someone from her estranged family, someone she betrayed years ago.

As the Winters embark on a journey of time and memory to find Michael, they will be forced to admit these suspicions, revealing secrets about themselves they’ve always kept hidden. But they will also have a chance to discover that it’s not too late to have the family they’ve dreamed of; that even if the world is full of risks, as long as they have hope, the future can bloom.

Lyrical, wise, and witty, The Winters in Bloom is an enchanting, life-affirming story that will surprise readers and leave them full of wonder at the stubborn strength of the human heart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Few contemporary novelists come close to understanding families in trouble with the insight and compassion of Lisa Tucker.”

    Pat Conroy, New York Times bestselling author of South of Broad and Beach Music

  • “The author cleverly imparts life lessons through the tale of one family.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “A highly readable thriller about the joys and perils of parenting.”

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  • “Tucker’s novel is impossible to categorize, bending the confines of the psychological thriller with an eloquent literary narrative of tangled family ties.”

    BookPage

  • “An insightful, meditative novel about past mistakes and marital bonds that is also a suspenseful whodunit.”

    San Francisco Book Review

  • Selected for the September 2011 Indie Next List

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About the Author

Lisa Tucker grew up in Missouri and is the author of six novels. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she went on to receive master’s degrees in English and mathematics and was awarded fellowships in both fields. She has taught creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania, the Taos Writers’ Conference and UCLA. Her short work has appeared in the New York Times, Seventeen, the Oxford American, and NPR’s “Three Books.” She currently lives in Philadelphia.

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.