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The Vine: March 4, 2015

Submitted by on March 4, 2015 – 2:04 PM8 Comments


I am remembering only a small part of a book I recently read, which is making it difficult to Google.

In the part I remember, I think it's around the 1940s-1950 and an adolescent girl is living in a rural area with people who aren't her family (maybe as a maid/helping the children). An older guy comes to town with a small plane, and he gives rides to the people from the town. The girl and him start a romantic relationship, but then he leaves and says he'll send her letters — but he never does, I think he's actually already married. Then she happily marries someone else (maybe the dentist from the town?).

I'm pretty sure this whole story was just a small part of the book, so maybe it's the protagonist relaying the story of her ancestors, or something? Not sure.


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