Every Last Cuckoo

Every Last Cuckoo

eBook - 2009
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"The appeal of Maloy's debut -- which has the fast-forward quality of a fairy tale -- is not in its subtlety but in its conviction." -- People
Sarah Lucas imagined the rest of her days would be spent living peacefully in her rural Vermont home in the steadfast company of her husband. But now, with Charles's sudden passing, seventy-five-year-old Sarah is left inconsolably alone. As grief settles in, Sarah's mind lingers on her past: her imperfect but devoted fifty-year marriage to Charles; the years they spent raising their three very different children; and her childhood during the Great Depression, when her parents opened their home to countless relatives and neighbors. So, when a variety of wayward souls come seeking shelter in Sarah's own big, empty home, her past comes full circle. As this unruly flock forms a family of sorts, they -- with Sarah -- nurture and protect one another, all the while discovering their unsuspected strengths and courage. In the tradition of Jane Smiley and Sue Miller, Kate Maloy has crafted a wise and gratifying novel about a woman who gracefully accepts a surprising new role just when she though her best years were behind her.
Publisher: [New York] : Algonquin Books, 2009
ISBN: 9781565129467
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (304 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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Andge1 Oct 25, 2012

A pleasant weekend read.

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Melanie_0
Oct 16, 2010

An excellent read. Good book to share and talk about with another woman friend. Melanie

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