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Year of the Ginkgo

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Back-in-print, a novel about a woman who has difficulty facing up to reality.

How well do you know your neighbors? How well do you know yourself? Caroline, thrown back on her own resources when she loses her job, focuses her attention on the street where she lives and becomes involved in the goings-on of the neighborhood. Before long she falls in love with her neighbor’s husband and builds a fantasy life around him, believing her feelings are returned. It takes the threatened safety of a child to make Caroline see her life as it really is and to realize that she is not the only one on the street who has difficulty facing up to reality.

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Year of the Ginkgo confirms that Sharon Dilworth is a remarkably talented writer. She has a keen eye for detail, an effortless, understated style, and an instinct for revealing those uncomfortable dark truths simmering away below polite suburban surfaces.”

Rodge Glass

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