Wildwood

Wildwood

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by Drusilla Campbell
     
 

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From the acclaimed author of Blood Orange comes this unforgettable, mesmerizing tale of the power of friendships-and the secrets that can destroy them. . .

It has been over thirty years since the words "Bluegang Creek" passed their lips. Because something that happened near that shady stream has shaped their lives-and haunted their darkest hours. Now

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From the acclaimed author of Blood Orange comes this unforgettable, mesmerizing tale of the power of friendships-and the secrets that can destroy them. . .

It has been over thirty years since the words "Bluegang Creek" passed their lips. Because something that happened near that shady stream has shaped their lives-and haunted their darkest hours. Now, Liz can no longer bear the silence. What she is about to bring out into the light will test the very limits of friendship-and take all three women back to that fateful summer day when their innocence was shattered forever. . .

A novel of friendship and forgiveness, Wildwood brings to life the lengths to which women will go to protect themselves-and each other-in the name of loyalty. . .and in the name of love.

"The pull of family and career, the limits of friendship and the demands of love all come to vivid life in Wildwood." -Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue

"Resist the urge to turn the page to find out what happens next. Linger, instead, to savor the skillfully crafted writing." -Judy Reeves, author of The Writer's Book of Days

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758272355
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
487,957
File size:
776 KB

Meet the Author

Drusilla Campbell lives in San Diego with her husband, horses, and dogs. She is co-founder of The Writer's Room, and speaks and teaches at writing conferences throughout Southern California.

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Wildwood 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this novel. You can't help but feel a connection between the three friends. Once I started reading I didn't want to put it down. Definately worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Druscilla Campbell, the author of WILDWOOD, did it. She made me care about the three main characters and best friends, Hannah, Jeanne, and Liz, when I had enough to care about like my family, a baby on the way, a job, etc. The three distint voices of these women leapt off the pages and pulled me along from the first page till the last. Druscilla Campbell has the uncanny ability to get inside her characters' heads and make them real. This book like all good books forces the reader to examine her own life, motivations, secrets, and friendships.
MamaEm More than 1 year ago
I just couldn't get into this book. :(
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Preadolescent Hannah Whittaker is painting her toenails at Bluegang Creek in Rinconada, California hoping her friends Liz and Jeanne will join her. When fifteen year old Billy Phillips arrives he starts making sexual advances to the twelve year old girl. She gets frightened and pushes him. His head hits some rocks and he dies. When her friends come and sees Billy¿s body, Liz wants to tell somebody in authority but Hannah and Jeanne talk her out of it. Four decades later Liz returns to Rinconada to see her two friends she regards as family and to have an abortion. All her life Liz ran from commitment and even though she has been living with Gerard for seven years she¿s afraid to marry him. Hannah, who has two teenagers, wants to adopt a crack baby and Liz¿s unborn child to the point of desperation. Jeanne is married to the man she loves but fears that he will leave her; she also resents his tomcatting around and that he influenced her into giving up for adoption their three month old son. Will a four-decade friendship survive the surprising revelations that surfaces or will the truth destroy their sisterhood? This is a very absorbing tale that focuses on the lives of three women. They made and make mistakes, feel guilt over an incident that happened almost forty years ago, and their quest for redemption surfaces in strange and tragic ways. This is more of a character study than an action drama but women of all ages will be able to identify with the problems these women face. Drusilla Campbell is a wonderful storyteller who probes into the human psyche with some uncanny insights. Harriet Klausner