The forgotten garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international bestselling author kate morton cassandra is lost, alone and grieving. A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, a maze, an aristocratic family, a love denied, a mystery the forgotten garden is a captivating, atmospheric, and a compulsive listen about the past, ghosts, family, and memories from bestselling author kate morton. I thought this would be a great way to achieve my goal of reading six books this year and also fun to get out baby and husband. Jun 30, 2015 if you are joining us for the forgotten garden readalong, i hope you are enjoying the book.
The forgotten garden discussion questions ch 28end. May 05, 2014 okay, so grab a glass of wine or coffee depending on the time of day and lets get started. A mysterious woman called the authoress had promised to look after. The forgotten garden this has to be one of the most enjoyable books i have read. If youre visiting our readalong for the first time, welcome. The the forgotten garden community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and. Kate morton is the awardwinning, new york times bestselling author of the house at riverton, the forgotten garden, the distant hours, the secret keeper, the lake house, and the clockmakers daughter. In both books an old gardener works as an agent of goodwill. If the success of stephenie meyers vampire books is any indication, readers young and old still take pleasure in being scared out of their wits. I think there are many clues buried in the last third of the book and nathaniel is an obvious red. This book was voted on by our goodreads group for our australia selection. Sep 8, 2015 our april book club book was the forgotten garden by kate. The forgotten garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international bestselling author kate morton.
When nicola duhig sits down to read a book, she prefers if it is historical english semifiction, one reason she fell in love with kate mortons book the forgotten garden. Drama, fiction, historical, mystery or thrillers, world or cultural. A plait motif threads through the forgotten garden. The secret garden and the forgotten garden august cc book. The forgotten garden far surpassed my expectations. A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for australia in 19.
The three of us are basically trying to keep each other accountable for reading at least one whole book a month. These discussion questions for the forgotten garden by kate morton are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. It won general fiction book of the year at the 2007 australian book industry awards, and was nominated for most popular book at the british book awards in 2008. The forgotten garden by kate morton book club ideas.
It is a book you want to own to reread again on a cold winters day. The forgotten garden by kate morton is a wonderful book, weaving the past and the present in an intriguing mystery spanning a century. Group read discussions the forgotten garden spoilers. The companys filing status is listed as active and its file number is 2012000626311. You may remember at the beginning of the month when i mentioned that i joined a small blogger book club with cassie and kirby. In eliza makepeaces tales, which have exactly the proper cadence and timelessness, this inspiration comes through splendidly. I kept running across kate mortons name and book titles, and was curious by them. Answer our forgotten garden discussion questions covering ch 28 through the end. I felt the influence of the secret garden throughout the forgotten garden. The forgotten garden is a very entertaining story and it contains some very exquisite descriptions of the english countryside. The forgotten garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively. She didnt plagiarize anything steal anything its a reference, but it worked for me. I saw the influence in some of mortons characters as others have already mentioned, and, obviously, in her use of a walled off and forgotten garden. As it is, i found it a rewarding, if somewhat troublesome at times, book to read.
I love that it covers several generations even though at times it is a little hard to follow. Last month, i told you about the book club im in through my moms group. I just wish there had been more in the forgotten garden that emerged from that deeper place in mortons imagination. Prairie garden club is a wyoming domestic nonprofit corporation filed on july 23, 2012. Cassandra is a young australian woman who lives with her. Following this definition, is the forgotten garden a tragedy. The forgotten garden book club kit central rappahannock. But if its atmospheric entertainment you want, this is a knockout. But also like her other books, the story follows the same formula. The forgotten garden morton, kate, lee, caroline on. Summary a tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for australia in 19. Read this not that book club books to read in 2020 books becoming movies.
I wouldnt read it if you dont have the time to be focussed on a few chapters at a time, otherwise youll get a little lost. Jun 06, 2008 a moving and powerful mystery, the forgotten garden is the bestselling second novel from author of the house at riverton, kate morton. The forgotten garden by kate morton first published. The registered agent on file for this company is roberta bolton and is located at 12350 legend trl, cheyenne, wy 82009. The fictional implication is that the walled garden in this book influenced that book. It is full of mystery and suspense, which keeps you reading with hunger throughout the whole book. The forgotten garden by kate morton book club discussion. She enjoyed reading books from an early age, her favourites being those by enid blyton. Cindy asked us to prepare for the discussion, and she came prepared to reward us for our preparation. The forgotten garden is the second novel by australian author kate morton.
She had asked us to consider three of the discussion questions from the back of the paperback copy of the book. I didnt want to put it down but on the other hand i didnt want it to end. However, im curious whether anyone else came to the dark conclusion that ivorynell was not nathaniels daughter but in fact linus, as was her mother eliza. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Cussys patrons refer to her as bluet or book woman, and she delights in bringing them books as well as messages, medicine, and. If you havent read the entire book of the forgotten garden by kate morton and dont want spoilers, please come back to discuss when you are done. The house at riverton was my launching pad into her work, and everyone kept telling me to read the forgotten garden next. The forgotten garden by kate morton, paperback barnes. The forgotten garden by kate morton booklist queen.
The story is about an young woman who decides to uncover the secret of her grandmothers strange arrival in australia in 19. The forgotten garden book by kate morton thriftbooks. A little girl is abandoned on a ship headed for australia in 19 with nothing but a few clothes and a book of fairy tales. The forgotten garden study guide contains a biography of kate morton, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Jan 22, 2011 in eliza makepeaces tales, which have exactly the proper cadence and timelessness, this inspiration comes through splendidly. May 27, 20 reading and discussing the forgotten garden, by kate morton, was great fun. First published in 2008, the book is classified as a historical mystery and won the australian book industry award for general fiction in 2009. The forgotten garden has some marvelous parallels with frances hodgson burnetts the secret garden, and burnett even makes an appearance in your book as a guest at a garden party. While paying homage to frances hodgson burnett, the secret garden and the gothic novel, mortons second work explores living with and overcoming loss of trust, of. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book a beautiful volume of fairy tales. Thirtyeight year old cassandra is lost, alone and grieving. She is a native australian, holds degrees in dramatic art and english literature. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book. A moving and powerful mystery, the forgotten garden is the bestselling second novel from author of the house at riverton, kate morton.
Thirtyeight year old cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Travel the world in books with us, its never to late to join our. Jul 29, 2009 i have just read forgotten garden for a book club and, like you, did not enjoy it. Reading and discussing the forgotten garden, by kate morton, was great fun. My favorite scene is the one where cassandra and her friend sleep in the cottage for the first time. We kicked off our book club with a book chosen by kirby the forgotten garden. A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. May 20, 2011 the forgotten garden by kate morton first published. These discussion questions for the forgotten garden by kate morton are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your. The forgotten garden book club kit saint paul public. Read an excerpt and the reading group guide for the forgotten garden. A presentday narrator discovering a mystery in her familys past and attempting to solve it. This is not to say that the forgotten garden will shiver your bones. The journey in and out of three time periods, each with a different central characterthough each connected to the others in a way that continues to be revealed until the very endis easy to follow, and the switches add to the suspense and my reluctance to put this book down until i finished.
This month, lost in books, savvy working gal and i are happy to host a readalong of the forgotten garden as part of our travel the world in books reading challenge. At first i was bothered by how similar it was to the book the secret garden but then when it became the inspiration for that book i thought that was clever. The forgotten garden by kate morton book club ideas book. I was the moderator for this book so im warning you now that there are a lot of photos for this recap. Buy the book reading groups find out more the forgotten garden a lost child on the eve of the first world war, a little girl is found abandoned on a ship to australia. I hadnt read the secret garden before and really enjoyed it. A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, a maze, an aristocratic family, a love denied, a mystery the forgotten garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, ghosts, family and memories from bestselling author kate morton.
Jeanne grunert shes taken a creative spin at the secret garden, bringing in frances hodgson burnett as a character in the book. This is the discussion thread for the fall 2011 group read the forgotten garden by kate morton. A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love. Nov 26, 2011 t he forgotten garden is enticing and mesmerising. Tragedy has been described as the conflict between desire and possibility. The forgotten garden is a 2008 novel written by australian author kate morton, driven by the mystery of why a 4yearold child is found abandoned on an australian wharf in 19. Were it not for a book club i joined i would not have purchased or read this. The forgotten garden reading group guide book by kate.1467 1529 213 87 437 1454 455 333 439 1276 559 939 189 284 464 231 377 1447 1039 1392 452 741 574 813 1088 1507 1461 499 1374 618 1137 934 212 1054 227 530 1301 1334 1200 252 682 1088 327 465 970