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Elsey come home / Susan Conley.

Conley, Susan, 1967- author. (Author).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525520986
  • ISBN: 0525520988
  • Physical Description: 239 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Elsey's role as painter, mother and wife have lead her to descend into desperate unhappiness. Her husband Lukas urges her to find herself in a weeklong mountain retreat. There she meets a group of men and women who will forever alter the way she understands herself.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1
    American-born Elsey lives in China with her husband, Lukas, and two young daughters. Lukas' and Elsey's whirlwind relationship sparked after they met at one of Lukas' EDM concerts and now, years later, they have settled into parenthood. When Lukas encourages Elsey to attend a week-long yoga retreat in a remote mountain village, she realizes it is more than a mere ask. Her drinking has increased in frequency, and Lukas believes that time away is what she needs to stop and readjust. While at the retreat, surrounded by others on their own unique journeys, it isn't long before Elsey begins to mine her internal complexities and imperfections. She is wracked with current feelings of inadequacy as a mother but also finds herself conflicted about her past. Once a rising painter, Elsey left her artistic endeavors behind as her family grew, and her drinking became problematic. When she returns home, the consequences of her turmoil come to a head. Conleys' (Paris Was the Place, 2013) reflective, mesmerizing narrative crafts a compelling journey as her protagonist opens up to her vulnerabilities and truths. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

SUSAN CONLEY is the author of the novel Paris Was the Place and The Foremost Good Fortune, a book that won the Maine Literary Award for memoir. Born and raised in Maine, her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Ploughshares. She has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Maine Arts Commission, and the Massachusetts Arts Council. She spent three years in Beijing with her husband and two sons before moving back to Portland, Maine, where she currently lives. She teaches in the Stonecoast Writing Program at the University of Southern Maine.

Subject: Women painters > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Family Life / General.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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