The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
The past doesn’t tend to stay buried as the residents of Walls of Water, NC discover when a skeleton is unearthed from under an old peach tree on the lawn of the newly restored mansion, the Blue Ridge Madam. Two former high school classmates, not quite rivals, find themselves thrown together as they try to riddle out the story of their grandmothers’ pasts.
This is small-town southern fiction at its best. It’s gentle and magical while dealing with some serious and dark issues. The author’s colorful and graceful language makes you want to book a trip to this small town, which unfortunately only exists on the page. A perfect read to enjoy on a summer’s night with a glass of sweet tea or a cup of iced coffee at your side.
The Popular Fiction Book Discussion Group will be discussing The Peach Keeper on Tuesday, July 19th at 7pm at the Borders Store of Bridgewater.