WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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that Rose Kennedy had long ago hoped to attend. Arriving at the "regal, perfectly groomed campus," and surrounded by ambitious stu- dents so confident that they don't even have to pretend, Naomi feels as out of place as ever, until she joins the Shakespeare Society. But then, a cheating scandal disrupts the group's camaraderie. Instead of discovering a sure path toward success at bucolic Wellesley, Naomi finds herself in Percer's coming-of-age novel facing new kinds of dilemmas and struggles. The Bone Garden, by Tess Gerritsen (Ballantine Books, 2007) "I love Weston, but I'm a little spooked by the bones," said Julia Hamill, a third-grade teacher who moves to town after her husband leaves her (she must have obtained quite a divorce settlement!). Digging a garden, she bangs into a skull dating from the 1800s and plunges into a mystery involving grave snatching and a fictionalized Oliver Wendell Holmes (the physi- cian father, not the famed jurist son). Meanwhile, she confronts a modern-day mystery, whether the home's 92-year-old previous owner had really died of natural causes. Warning: After read- ing this you'll never look at crows in the same way again. The Silver Hill Boys and the Secret Railroad Club, by Joe Karas (silverhillboys-srrc.com). Drawing on his memories of growing up near the Silver Hill rail- road station in Weston during the 1950s, Karas wrote this children's story about the adventures of four inquisitive elemen- tary schoolboys. They create their own private world, their imaginations stoked by the passenger and freight trains that chug up and down the old Boston & Albany rail line. Reunited as adults, they revisit their childhood haunts and their attention shifts from trains to treasure as they stumble upon a mystery that points to pirates in Weston's past. Though place names are often fictionalized, the book's many illustrations and vin- tage photos will give readers their bearings. 186 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 books "a modern-day mystery"

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