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Short Synopsis
This luminous novel from the author of Friendship Bread follows a group of fascinating women who form deep friendships through their love of scrapbooking.

Full Synopsis
At Madeline's Tea Salon, the cozy hub of the Avalon community, local residents scrapbook their memories and make new ones. But across town, other Avalonians are struggling to free themselves of the past: Isabel Kidd is fixing up her ramshackle house while sorting through the complications of her late husband's affair. Ava Catalina is mourning the love of her life and helping her young son grow up without his father. Local plumber Yvonne Tate is smart, beautiful, and new to Avalon, but finds that despite a decade of living life on her own terms, the past has a way of catching up—no matter where she goes. And Frances Latham, mother to a boisterous brood of boys, eagerly anticipates the arrival of a little girl from China—unprepared for the emotional roller coaster of foreign adoption.

Enter Bettie Shelton, the irascible founder of the Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society. Under Bettie's guidance, even the most reluctant of Avalon's residents come to terms with their past and make bold decisions about their future. But when the group receives unexpected news about their steadfast leader, they must pull together to create something truly memorable.

By turns humorous, wise, and deeply moving, The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society is a luminous reminder that the things we hold most dear will last a lifetime.

"Eby portrays Bettie with just the right hint of authority in her voice." ---Booklist Audio Review

"[Darien Gee] gets the unapologetically schmaltzy tone just right with the irresistible premise that we can love the impossible. A surefire book club hit." ---Publishers Weekly

"A welcome addition to any women's-fiction collection and a good choice for fans of Debbie Macomber's knitting series." ---Booklist

"[T]he audiobook narration by Tanya Eby is excellent. She tells the story well."

"Eby is well-modulated and delivers lines smoothly, with emotional inflection that is relevant and adds impact to the words she imparts." ---I Am, Indeed

The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society

Author Darien Gee

Narrated by Tanya Eby

Publication date Apr 8, 2013

Running time 14 hrs 12 min

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