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Purple Trees

Purple Trees

by Ursula Wong

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Overview

When love may not be enough

Lily Phelps suspects her teenage granddaughter Angie has been abused. Lily is frantic to learn the truth, but Angie isn't talking. The only way Lily can break the silence is to confess her own secrets. She reveals her eerie way of coping with loneliness and death. She tells of the violent tragedy in her youth that affected the relationships with everyone she knows-especially her children. Lily shatters the illusion of a peaceful rural life married to a loving farmer by reliving moments of sheer terror. But Lily is determined to help Angie and bravely faces the past so she can save the present-and her granddaughter.

While Purple Trees centers on a distressed woman's struggles, it's a tribute to farm life in rural New England beginning in the 1960s. The story is largely about secrets, but Wong shows us many truths. One of the most touching is the ability of children to put the needs of others first.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692207437
Publisher: Genretarium Publishing
Publication date: 06/08/2014
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Ursula Wong is a retired Computer Engineer who lives in Massachusetts with her husband and daughter. She has a passionate interest in the craft of storytelling. Her work has appeared in Spinetingler Magazine. She is a winner of the New Hampshire Writer's Project fiction contest and her work will appear in their upcoming e-book. While her roots are in rural New England, Ursula has traveled widely. She scuba-dives, swims, and is an avid hiker. Purple Trees is her first novel. Connect with Ursula by sending her email at urslwng@gmail.com.

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