While she has already passed away years before our story begins, Emma’s mother is an important character because her life and death had such a strong impact on the people around her. Here are 5 things you won’t know about her from reading the book:
- Her name is Violet.
- Her favorite musician was Billy Joel. Her favorite album is The Stranger and her favorite song is Vienna.
- She loved spy stories from the Cold War era. Her favorite spy movie was The Manchurian Candidate.
- While Taco Tuesday wasn’t really a thing before she died, Violet loved steak tacos and regularly made them for dinner.
- While her husband was busy watching for Kennedy’s while they sat on the beach, Violet was in the sand with their daughters building sandcastles.