What Passes for Wisdom

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Lawler C.H. She was a rather simple girl, really. Innocent and simple, careful and honest. But Desire took all those things away from her. Golden haired Alice Lamb was also an only child who always dreamed of being part of a large family. In 1870, she and her beloved Papa, an anglican vicar, emigrated from England to pastor a church in Louisiana. She faithfully kept a diary, telling it everything and calling it her "little confidant". In it, she records the bewildering events that set her on a course toward both passion and tragedy. On a winter morning in 1982, over a hundred years after her death, the man she has haunted since his boyhood finds Alice's diary hidden away in a safe. In it is the truth which will both free him from his shameful past and set him on a course towards a different tragedy.