Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The Wishing Tree
The Wishing Tree is a wedding custom in their family, where people write their good wishes on notes and attach them to an artificial tree which is a centerpiece during the wedding dinner.
As Marybeth writes about these two sisters and the people they know, she delves deeply into their characters. The reader comes to know them, their idiosyncrasies and their friends and acquaintances as the pages turn faster and faster. This is a story told in modern times, with email and Tweets as Ivy's husband, Elliott, tries to get in touch with her to present his side of the story.
As Ivy prepares the Wishing Tree for her sister, she examines her own dreams and must decide what she wants for her life.
Posted by Juanita Nobles at 4:00 AM