In a small, southern town in 1960 lives Ivy Hart, a young teenager in over her head when she is left to care for her aging grandmother and mentally handicapped sister. When social worker Jane Forrester enters the scene to assist this dysfunctional family, she discovers dark secrets, and is forced by the system to take action that goes against the grain of all she believes in. Come review this haunting story during the Wheatfield Library’s next Book Discussion, Tuesday, May 10th at 1pm.
With daring and compassion, Anna Quindlen weaves a forceful, harrowing portrait of a woman and a marriage, capturing the profound intricacies of love and rage, passion and violence. At once heartbreaking and utterly riveting, BLACK AND BLUE is an extraordinary work of fiction and a brilliant achievement.