By Melanie Forde
Beatrice Desmond, fifty five, lives on a distant farm nestled in a deep hole in southern West Virginia. a local of Boston and a graduate of an Ivy League university, Beatrice is a fish out of water in Seneca County; even though she keeps touch with sure family and friends, too frequently, Beatrice retreats into her paintings as a translator and editor, or into the bottle of Jack Daniel’s she continues close by. destiny ultimately intervenes, requiring Beatrice to befriend and shield Clara, an abused youngster, and settle for the activity of ghostwriting the memoir of her speeding yet enigmatic neighbor, Tanner Fordyce. steadily, Beatrice unearths her resolute independence and crusty reserve melt, her conscientiously developed limitations fall, and her guarded and self-protective nature moderates, as she explores the renewed pleasures of emotional involvement. now and then unhappy, every now and then hilarious, and regularly quirky, Hillwilla celebrates the glories of nature, the resilience of the human spirit, the therapeutic strength derived from actual connections with others, and the opportunity of reinventing ourselves—at any age.
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Hillwilla: A Novel by Melanie Forde