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  • ISBN: 9780393609622
  • ISBN: 0393609626
  • Physical Description: print
    243 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.

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Summary, etc.: Gerry, once an architect, is forgetful and set in his ways. Stella is tired of his lifestyle, worried about their marriage, and angry at his constant undermining of her religious faith. Things are not helped by memories that have begun to resurface of a troubled time in their native Ireland. As their midwinter break comes to an end, we understand how far apart they are--and can only watch as they struggle to save themselves. --

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 July #1
    In this short, rich, and precisely written novel, acclaimed author MacLaverty examines an "ordinary" marriage in crisis. Stella and her longtime husband, retired engineer Gerry, take a holiday in Amsterdam, during which it becomes clear that Stella is experiencing a spiritual crisis (her attachment to the Catholic Church runs much deeper than her husband's does); Gerry, for his part, has a growing problem with alcohol. Like MacLaverty, Gerry and Stella are Northern Irish living in Scotland, and "the troubles" have played a large role in their lives, while the repercussions linger. In this finely detailed rendering of a couple's virtues and foibles, there are numerous outstanding, jewel-like scenes, including one at the Anne Frank House and another at a women's center that Stella is considering joining. The novel's "happy" ending may not ring quite true, but on the whole this is a satisfying, thoroughly enjoyable, and even at times tongue-clucking read. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Marriage Fiction
Genre: Romance fiction.
Love stories.
Search Results Showing Item 2 of 1227 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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