The Lost Mother: A Novel (Paperback)
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The Lost Mother: A Novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 266 Pages / Published: 28/12/2017
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Abandoned by his wife, a man tries to protect his family during the Great Depression, in this "powerful" novel by the bestselling author of Songs in Ordinary Time (Publishers Weekly).

During the Great Depression, rural Vermont suffers along with the rest of the country, and Henry Talcott, with only occasional work as a butcher, is reduced to moving into a tent on the edge of Black Pond with his two children. Their beautiful but unreliable mother has left them, and Henry is devastated by her desertion. He hasn't told Thomas or Margaret why she left-or if she will return.

Told from twelve-year-old Thomas's perspective, The Lost Mother follows this shattered family as a wealthy neighbor begins to woo the children as companions for her strange, housebound son, and Henry weighs an unexpected proposition, the consequences of which may cost him everything. "A perfectly lovely story about perfectly awful things" by the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-nominated author of A Dangerous Woman and Light from a Distant Star, The Lost Mother is "the quietest, subtlest novel that has ever kept [its readers] up into the small hours of the night, unable to look away" (The Washington Post).

Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504048149
Number of pages: 266
Dimensions: 203 x 133 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Morris' nearly flawless prose is mesmerizing. . . . Ultimately, [she] demonstrates how both poverty and greed sicken the soul, and how those who cling to love against all odds are redeemed." -Booklist

"Morris unflinchingly illuminates the bitter existence of neglected children and their inspiring resilience, once again proving herself a storyteller of great compassion, insight and depth." -Publishers Weekly

Praise for Mary McGarry Morris
"A writer to reckon with." -The New York Times Book Review

"A master storyteller." -USA Today

"There are few contemporary authors whose work can absorb readers so fully and with such immediacy that the line between character and reader begins to seem dangerously thin. Among these few is the brilliant Mary McGarry Morris." -Los Angeles Times

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