Author: Carly Holmes
Release Date: May 01, 2014
Fern, Iris, Ivy. Three women, three generations: one dark secret.
Iris keeps a scrapbook of Lawrence, the lover who went missing years earlier. She defines herself by his loss and soothes herself with gin and the fairy tale of this one perfect relationship. Years later, Fern, their daughter, is tasked with finding Lawrence. In the process she has to come to terms with her own past and memories. Ivy, Iris' mother, had her own cache of secrets: spells she took to the grave. Spells that Fern unearths.
The Scrapbook is a novel about memory and the unreliability of memory. It's about the tangled, often dysfunctional, bonds of family. And it's about absence and the power that a void can exert over a person's life.