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The Forgotten Garden

Author: Kate Morton

Spanning two continents and two centuries, Forgotten Garden tethers readers to the power of individual histories and the quest for roots and meaning. An Australian embittered woman cannot form deep attachment after discovering that her parents are not her biological parents. Her search for her parentage is posthumously assisted by her granddaughter, herself deeply scarred by her own family history. Embedded in fairy tales and evoking other childhood classics, Forgotten Garden reads like a cautionary tale as well, entrancing its readers with multi-layered shadowy characters.