PerditaBook - 2013
After a love affair that ends in tragedy, Garth Hellyer throws himself into his work for the Longevity Project, interviewing the oldest living people on the planet. But nothing has prepared him for Marged Brice, who claims to be a stunningly youthful 134. Marged says she wants to die, but can't, held back by the presence of someone she calls Perdita. Garth, despite his skepticism, is intrigued by Marged's story, and agrees to read "her" journals of life in the late 1890s. Soon he's enthralled by Marged's story of love, loss, and myth in the tempestuous wilderness of the Bruce Peninsula. He enlists the help of his childhood friend Clare to help him make sense of the mystery. As Garth and Clare unravel the truth of Marged and Perdita, they discover together just what love can mean when it never dies.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2013
Branch Call Number: SCHARPE
Characteristics: 424 p. : map ; 21 cm