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Author Morton, Kate, 1976-, author.

Title The distant hours : a novel / Kate Morton.

Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, 2010.
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F MORTON    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction  F MORTON    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F MORTON    DUE 06-18-21
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August 12 2013
SRP 2013 REVIEW: complex story with a historical view
SRP 2011 X
October 14 2011
SRP 2011 REVIEW: A long lost letter lures Edie to a castle. home of the Blythe sisters where Edie's mother was sent as a child evacuee during WWII. Very good story with lots of twists and unpredictable turns.
a long distance to the end... X
August 10 2011
This story ties together the secrets of the elderly Blythe sisters living in their eerie ancestral castle; a woman who as a child during WWII was evacuated from London to stay with them; and the woman's daughter, a publisher who is now doing research on the story of The Mud Man, a tale written by the Blythe patriarch. As the young researcher studies his work and the story, the history and mystery of the family begins to unravel. The story evolves at a very slow pace, but kept me interested a long ways in. About 3/4 in I started getting cranky because the plot was creeping so incrementally, but I was too far in to stop. The end of the story was SO SLOW to reveal itself as to be maddening. If you like "dark and stormy night" stories with a historical mystery twist, and don't mind them unfolding at a snail's pace, this book may interest you.
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