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On Agate Hill: A Novel
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A dusty box discovered in the wreckage of a once prosperous plantation on Agate Hill in North Carolina contains the remnants of an extraordinary life: diaries, letters, poems, songs, newspaper clippings, court records, marbles, rocks, dolls, and bones. It's through these treasured mementos that we meet Molly Petree. Raised in those ruins and orphaned by the Civil War, Molly is a refugee who has no interest in self-pity. When a mysterious benefactor appears out her father's past to rescue her, she never looks back.Spanning half a century, On Agate Hill follows Molly's passionate, picaresque journey through love, betrayal, motherhood, a murder trial—and back home to Agate Hill under circumstances she never could have imagined.

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CONTENTS
Letter from Tuscany Miller
Agate Hill 5
Notes from Tuscany
Paradise Lost 129
Further Notes from Tuscany
Up on Bobcat 217
Plain View 273
Another Country 311
Final Notes from Tuscany
Acknowledgments 365