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The Dishwater Tree
by Angela Janacaro

It s 2002, and Worthy Chambers days are as numbered as the leaves on the dishwater tree at the end of Confederate Lane. Her final wish is to know who left her on the orphanage's steps nearly eighty years ago. With few clues to follow and the clock ticking, her daughter Marie, agrees to help in the search. Life-long questions are answered, love is rekindled, and secrets are revealed. It s 1922, and Josephine Rourke, a young woman pledged by her parents to marry the hot-tempered vice president of her father s mining company, meets a young Irish activist for the copper miners of Butte, Montana, and falls in love. The weeping willow tree on a barren hill in Miles City, Montana, plays a part in the hopes and dreams of three generations.  
 
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