“In this riveting coming-of-age story, Gardner paints an exquisite portrait of her family’s rupture in paradise.”
—JULIA SCHEERES, author of Jesus Land and A Thousand Lives
“An idyllic paradise with the omnipresence of family secrecy and fear is a gripping backdrop for this intimate and moving story. An inspiring memoir, told with bravery, candor and compassion.”
—BETSY GRAZIANI FASBINDER, author of Fire & Ice
“A fine writer, Gardner moves beyond borders into the wide open spaces of the heart.”
—JULIA ALVAREZ, author, A Wedding in Haiti