The Time Between
Setting: Edisto Island, SC
NAL, June 14, 2013
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From New York Times Bestselling author Karen White, a stunning new novel about two generations of sisters who must learn to live with their darkest secrets...
Thirty-four-year-old Eleanor Murray is consumed by guilt for causing the accident that paralyzed her sister--and for falling in love with her sister's husband. But when her boss offers her a part-time job caring for his elderly aunt, Helena, Eleanor accepts, hoping this good deed will help atone for her mistakes.
On Edisto Island, Eleanor bonds with Helena over their mutual love of music. Drawing the older woman out of her depression, Eleanor learns of her life with her sister in Hungary before and during World War II. She hears tales of passion and heartache, defiance and dangerous deception. And when the truth of Helena's and her sister's actions comes to light, Eleanor may finally allow herself to move past guilt and to embrace the song that lies deep in her heart...
“White's dizzying carousel of a plot keeps those pages turning, so much so that the book can—and should be—finished in one afternoon, interrupted only by a glass of sweet iced tea.”
**Top Pick 4 1/2 stars**
"White writes complex, heartbreaking novels with just enough pathos and plenty of redemption."
—RT Book Reviews
"White...once again crafts characters who transcend their romantic roles through their frailties and weaknesses"
"White moves smoothly between narrators as well as different time periods, crafting an intriguing and romantic family drama."
"...The Time Between weaves a story as intricate and sturdy as a sweetgrass basket, with the fresh, magnetic voices of its headstrong characters."
"...family relationships worthy of a Tennessee Williams play..."
—Fayobserver.com (Fayetteville, NC)
“It has been amazing to watch White's transition from casual writer to dedicated artist, and THE TIME BETWEEN is a work of art.”
—The Huffington Post
“The best of Karen White shines in 'The Time Between.”
—The Durham Herald Sun
“These ingredients might be enough to constitute a breezy, beach read, but best-selling author Karen White serves up much more.”
—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"With poignant prose, delicate storylines, and an obvious affection for the Lowcountry, author Karen White gives us an incredible, if emotional, place to go and while away the days on the same Carolina beaches she describes so carefully in THE TIME BETWEEN."
—Charleston City Paper