Eva, a teacher and young mother, is struggling to raise her four-year-old son on her own after the sudden death of her husband and daughter. Mrs. Prendergast, the mysterious and lonely widow next door rumored to have killed her husband thirty years ago and buried him in the backyard, allows Eva to cultivate her unused garden.
Uri, an older Jewish man and Holocaust survivor with a complicated past, keeps emotionally guarded from his grown son Seth. Seth himself is struggling with demons after the collapse of his marriage. And Emily is courageous young woman with a seemingly quiet demeanor, but everyone knows that still waters run deep.
As each gardner carefully cultivates his or her corner of the land amidst the shared space, their secrets--large and small-- are unearthed, and none of them will leave the garden ads they entered it.
Tara Heavey was born in London, where she was raised until moving to Dublin at the age of twelve. A former lawyer, she currently is a full time author who lives in Dublin with her family.