Sanctuary line
Urquhart, Jane 
   

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Adult Fiction
BIC Subjects: Modern fiction
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint: Maclehose Press
Publication Date: 1/03/2012
Place of Publication: United Kingdom


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Recently returned to the Lake Erie to study the migratory patterns of the monarch butterfly, entomologist Liz Crane moves into her family's now deserted farmhouse. Casting a shadow over her life is the recent death of her cousin, Amanda Butler, a gifted military strategist killed in Afghanistan, and the disappearance many years earlier of her irrepressible, charismatic uncle. Liz explores the many-layered history of the eccentric Butler family, ancestral lighthouse-keepers, agriculturalists and dreamers and re-evaluates the lives of the seasonal workers imported each summer from Mexico to harvest the fruit on the farm. Surrounded by memories, Liz herself is haunted by a deeply buried family secret, by four different, unexpected love affairs, and by the tragic events that ultimately altered all their futures.