Evensong (Hardcover)

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Margaret Maguire--a widow and grandmother, home from the hospital in time for Christmas--is no longer able to ignore the consequences of having married an imperious and arrogant man. Despite her efforts to be a good wife and mother in small-town Iowa, her adult children are now strangers to one another, past hope of reconciliation. Margaret's granddaughter could be the one to break the cycle, but she can't do it without Margaret's help. It's time to take stock, to examine the past--even time for Margaret to call herself to account.

By turns tenacious and tender, contrary and wry, Margaret examines her life's tragedies and joys, motivations and choices, coming to view herself and the past with compassion, if not entirely with forgiveness. Beautifully rendered and poignantly told, Evensong is an indelible portrait of a woman searching for tranquility at the end of her days.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393608595
ISBN-10: 039360859X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 16th, 2017
Pages: 240
Language: English