Evensong
by Kate Southwood


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Margaret Maguire--a widow and grandmother, home from the hospital in time for Christmas--is no longer able to ignore the consequences of having married an imperious and arrogant man. Despite her efforts to be a good wife and mother in small-town Iowa, her adult children are now strangers to one another, past hope of reconciliation. Margaret's granddaughter could be the one to break the cycle, but she can't do it without Margaret's help. It's time to take stock, to examine the past--even time for Margaret to call herself to account.

By turns tenacious and tender, contrary and wry, Margaret examines her life's tragedies and joys, motivations and choices, coming to view herself and the past with compassion, if not entirely with forgiveness. Beautifully rendered and poignantly told, Evensong is an indelible portrait of a woman searching for tranquility at the end of her days.

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    Published: 2017-05-16
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Overview

Margaret Maguire--a widow and grandmother, home from the hospital in time for Christmas--is no longer able to ignore the consequences of having married an imperious and arrogant man. Despite her efforts to be a good wife and mother in small-town Iowa, her adult children are now strangers to one another, past hope of reconciliation. Margaret's granddaughter could be the one to break the cycle, but she can't do it without Margaret's help. It's time to take stock, to examine the past--even time for Margaret to call herself to account.

By turns tenacious and tender, contrary and wry, Margaret examines her life's tragedies and joys, motivations and choices, coming to view herself and the past with compassion, if not entirely with forgiveness. Beautifully rendered and poignantly told, Evensong is an indelible portrait of a woman searching for tranquility at the end of her days.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393355833
  • ISBN-10: 0393355837
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: June 2018
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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