The Age of Water LiliesBook - 2009
"Arriving in the town of Walhachin in 1912, Flora Oakden falls in love with the dry sagebrush and rolling hills of the area, and with a charismatic labourer. After her lover is sent to fight in the battlefields of France, Flora discovers she is pregnant. Shunned by the small community, for being unmarried she heads west to Victoria. Here Flora meets a freethinker who offers more than just shelter in her home overlooking the Ross Bay Cemetery. Forward fifty years, and among the headstones of Ross Bay Cemetery the life of a curious and young neighbour, Tessa, is interwoven with Flora’s. Despite their age difference, the two build a friendship that springs from a passion for nature and the past A sweeping novel that travels from the wrenching hardships of the First World War, to the pacifist movement, to 1960s Victoria, "The Age of Water Lilies" will delight readers with the strength of its characters and their stories."--Back cover.
Publisher: [Victoria, B.C.] : Brindle & Glass, c2009
Description: 275 p. : map ; 22 cm
Branch Call Number: Kish