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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781640092341
  • ISBN: 164009234X
  • Physical Description: xvi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"While recovering from a traumatic head injury, Polly Schuster struggles to find her way through one chaotic week in July when her entire extended family descends upon the bucolic town of Livingston, Montana for their annual gathering. As she contents with a series of unexpected events and the haunting echoes of her past inconveniently resurfacing as a result of her injury, Polly soon learns that her perception of her family and their life together is far from objective. Eventually Polly comes to understand the truths of her tragic, talented clan and the strange events of one year of her childhood in New York that continue to echo through to her current life"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 November #1
    Polly Berrigan's mind has fractured. After falling off her bicycle, she sustained a head injury, causing her memories to splinter and fragment. Polly, who lives in rural Montana and runs a restaurant with her husband, tries to ignore her new, dreamy state. But when a local girl who babysits Polly's children disappears after a river rafting trip, Polly finds herself immersed in pieces of her old memories while also trying to puzzle out the circumstances of the tragedy. Told half in flashbacks to Polly's past and half in 2002, the story unearths a dread Polly has nearly forgotten: her proximity to death. Death truly is "the center of everything" in this lyrical, profound novel; Polly herself has survived, while many of her relatives and people close to her have not. While readers may feel at times as if they're meandering down that long, winding river, Harrison (The Widow Nash, 2017) reels them back in by the end, pulling Polly's memories together into a surprising ending. Recommended for book clubs and fans of complex, literary fiction. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JAMIE HARRISON, who has lived in Montana with her family for more than thirty years, has worked as a caterer, a gardener, and an editor. She is the author of five previous novels—the Jules Clement series of mysteries and The Widow Nash, a finalist for the High Plains Book Award and the winner of the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Reading the West Book Award. Find out more at jamieharrisonbooks.com.

Jamie Harrison, who has lived in Montana with her family for more than thirty years, has worked as a caterer, a gardener, and an editor, and is the author of The Center of Everything, The Widow Nash, and the four Jules Clement/Blue Deer mysteries: The Edge of the Crazies, Going Local, An Unfortunate Prairie Occurrence, and Blue Deer Thaw. She was awarded the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Reading the West Book Award for The Widow Nash, and was a finalist for the High Plains Book Award.

Subject: Head > Wounds and injuries > Fiction.
Family reunions > Fiction.
Montana > Fiction.
FICTION / Small Town & Rural.
FICTION / Nature & the Environment.
FICTION / Family Life / General.
Family reunions.
Head > Wounds and injuries.
Montana.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
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