Ten-year-old Claire adores her brand-new baby sister, but her mother doesn't feel the same. Trapped in the suffocating culture of the small-town South in the early 1960s, Claire's mother tries to cope with her own mental illness and all the expectations placed upon a woman of her class. While Claire's father remains too dazzled by his beautiful wife to recognize the impending dangers, Claire is left largely on her own to save herself and her baby sister--with mesmerizing and shocking consequences.
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"Just may be the most haunting and memorable novel you will ever read." - Sandra Lee Smith
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Used availability for Moira Crone's The Ice Garden
October 2014 : USA Paperback
May 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition