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Three Junes - Julia Glass
Three Junes
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An astonishing first novel that traces the lives of a Scottish family over a decade as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises. In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young... show more
An astonishing first novel that traces the lives of a Scottish family over a decade as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises. In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young American artist and reflects on the complicated truth about his marriage. . ..Six years later, again in June, Paul’s death draws his three grown sons and their families back to their ancestral home. Fenno, the eldest, a wry, introspective gay man, narrates the events of this unforeseen reunion. Far from his straitlaced expatriate life as a bookseller in Greenwich Village, Fenno is stunned by a series of revelations that threaten his carefully crafted defenses. . .. Four years farther on, in yet another June, a chance meeting on the Long Island shore brings Fenno together with Fern Olitsky, the artist who once captivated his father. Now pregnant, Fern must weigh her guilt about the past against her wishes for the future and decide what family means to her. In prose rich with compassion and wit, Three Junes paints a haunting portrait of love’s redemptive powers.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385721424 (0385721420)
ASIN: 385721420
Publisher: Anchor Books
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Three Junes
This is more three related stories--a short novel flanked by two novellas--than an integrated novel. They're united by being set in three June months and one character appears in all three stories--Fenno MacLeod. He's a supporting player in the bookend third-person stories and the first person narra...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 Three Junes
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Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 Three Junes
3 stars
sarah
sarah rated it
2.0 Three Junes
I didn't like the triptych format, just out of personal taste. Also, I was expecting more plot. I'm interested in character studies (I absolutely loved The Epicure's Lament, for example, which is similarly plotless), but I think I'm too lowbrow to enjoy simply eavesdropping on the lives of upper-mid...
cindywho
cindywho rated it
I like having long, interesting and pleasant stories for audiobooks - they lull me to sleep. This long rambling family story mostly centered on a middle aged Scottish man named Fenno fit the bill. Unfortunately, the reader's soothing accent did not translate to the dialog of the American character...
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