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The Widower's Tale - Julia Glass
The Widower's Tale
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Seventy-year-old Percy Darling is settling happily into retirement: reading novels, watching old movies, and swimming naked in his pond. But his routines are disrupted when he is persuaded to let a locally beloved preschool take over his barn. As Percy sees his rural refuge overrun by children,... show more
Seventy-year-old Percy Darling is settling happily into retirement: reading novels, watching old movies, and swimming naked in his pond. But his routines are disrupted when he is persuaded to let a locally beloved preschool take over his barn. As Percy sees his rural refuge overrun by children, parents, and teachers, he must reexamine the solitary life he has made in the three decades since the sudden death of his wife. With equal parts affection and humor, Julia Glass spins a captivating tale about a man who can no longer remain aloof from his community, his two grown daughters, or—to his great shock—the precarious joy of falling in love.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307456106 (0307456102)
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 466
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Widower's Tale
Wonderful characters, both major and minor.
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4.0 The Widower's Tale
All of the characters felt authentic and intriguing, growing and learning as the story progressed, even those who only played bit parts to flesh out the story and environment. I could picture the small town New England setting, where houses that have stood for generations get modernist additions as...
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