The White Garden: A Novel of Virginia Woolf

The White Garden: A Novel of Virginia Woolf

by Stephanie Barron

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The White Garden: A Novel of Virginia Woolf by Stephanie Barron

In March 1941, Virginia Woolf filled her pockets with stones and drowned herself in England’s River Ouse. Her body was found three weeks later. What seemed like a tragic ending at the time was, in fact, just the beginning of a mystery. . . .

Six decades after Virginia Woolf’s death, landscape designer Jo Bellamy has come to Sissinghurst Castle for two reasons: to study the celebrated White Garden created by Woolf’s lover Vita Sackville-West and to recover from the terrible wound of her grandfather’s unexplained suicide. In the shadow of one of England’s most famous castles, Jo makes a shocking find: Woolf’s last diary, its first entry dated the day after she allegedly killed herself.

If authenticated, Jo’s discovery could shatter everything historians believe about Woolf’s final hours. But when the Woolf diary is suddenly stolen, Jo’s quest to uncover the truth will lead her on a perilous journey into the tumultuous inner life of a literary icon whose connection to the White Garden ultimately proved devastating.

Rich with historical detail, The White Garden is an enthralling novel of literary suspense that explores the many ways the past haunts the present–and the dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of the most carefully tended garden.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553906844
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 627,692
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Stephanie Barron is the author of nine bestselling Jane Austen mysteries. She lives near Denver, Colorado.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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