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Season of Shadows
     

Season of Shadows

by Mary Mackey
 

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From the first day that polar opposite friends Lucy and Cassie meet at prep school, they are inseparable through Vietnam and Civil Rights marches to falling in love for the first time.



Lucy emerges from the turmoil engaged to the crown prince of Patan, poised to become the Princess of Paradise, while Cassie marries Lucy’s college flame, David,

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From the first day that polar opposite friends Lucy and Cassie meet at prep school, they are inseparable through Vietnam and Civil Rights marches to falling in love for the first time.



Lucy emerges from the turmoil engaged to the crown prince of Patan, poised to become the Princess of Paradise, while Cassie marries Lucy’s college flame, David, and struggles to balance married and working life.



When David rises to fame as a rock star, Cassie’s whole world shifts dramatically while, in the Himalayas, Lucy slips into the rhythm of a lifestyle that hasn’t changed in centuries. That is, until she realizes that her gilt palace is no better than a prison—complete with guards.



For both, escape is the only answer, but nothing comes without a price.


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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
From the opening 1966 royal wedding procession in the Himalayan kingdom of Patan, Mackey ( The Kindness of Strangers ) takes her two Radcliffe heroines through a complex, colorful saga of friendship and life passages. Lucy Constable, the future princess of Patan, nearly throws away her education in a passionate affair with free spirit David Blake, while best friend Cassie Quinn struggles to escape the influence of her famous botanist father and stumbles into love. When David abandons Lucy to live Kerouac-style, she finds solace in friendship with and eventual marriage to Prince Mila, but she discovers that life in Patan holds dangers. Meanwhile, her father's interference puts Cassie's marriage to fellow botany student Andy Rabinowitz at risk. When both marriages end, Lucy and Cassie reunite in 1968 as antiwar activists. They are implicated when a homemade bomb explodes, driving them underground together for 20 years. How friendship endures as the two women mature and find roles in society, and how their hard-won security is ultimately threatened, forms the substance of an engrossing and realistic story. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614308287
Publisher:
Lowenstein Associates
Publication date:
08/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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