A Time Book of the Year A Washington Post Book World Notable BookFor the Kellehers, Maine is a place where children run in packs, showers are taken outdoors, and old Irish songs are sung around a piano. As three generations of women arrive at the family's beach house, each brings her own hopes... show more
A Time Book of the Year A Washington Post Book World Notable BookFor the Kellehers, Maine is a place where children run in packs, showers are taken outdoors, and old Irish songs are sung around a piano. As three generations of women arrive at the family's beach house, each brings her own hopes and fears. Maggie is thirty-two and pregnant, waiting for the perfect moment to tell her imperfect boyfriend the news; Ann Marie, a Kelleher by marriage, is channeling her domestic frustration into a dollhouse obsession and an ill-advised crush; Kathleen, the black sheep, never wanted to set foot in the cottage again; and Alice, the matriarch at the center of it all, would trade every floorboard for a chance to undo the events of one night, long ago.
Publish date: May 29th 2012
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Maine is ultimately a story about family. Told in the rotating point of view of four women over the course of a single summer at the family cottage in Maine, it's an intimate snapshot of life and how the decisions we make affect who we become. There is Alice, the matriarch of the family, haunted by ...
Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan, is a sprawling novel, set in the present day but going back as far the forties. Although centered around Alice Brennan Kelleher, the 83 year old matriarch of a large Boston Irish family, the novel alternates among the perspectives of Alice, her daughter Kathleen, gran...
Maine by Jay Courtney SullivanFamily beach house in Maine where over the years the family membershave assembled. Three generations of females descent upon the houseone summer. Story starts out with how they were first married, and hehad won the land when another couldn't pay their card debt.Alice re...
The state of Maine’s license-plate motto is “Vacationland,” and for many New Englanders, its southern coast defines the concept of summer: cottages near small beach towns, long days of family gatherings for barbecues and water play, picnics and the freshest berries and seafood. Three generations of ...
“Maine”, by J.Courtney Sullivan, is largely the story of Alice Kelleher, a very direct, headstrong and outspoken matriarch, and three generations of her family who seem to become weaker with each successive generation. She is a devoted Catholic, driven by an almost religious fanaticism to do her dut...