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The widower"s tale

Julia Glass

The widower"s tale

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Published by Pantheon Books in New York .
Written in English


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Enjoying an active but lonely rural life, seventy-year-old Percy allows a progressive preschool to move into his barn and transform his quiet home into a lively, youthful community that compels him to reexamine the choices he made after his wife"s death.

Edition Notes

StatementJulia Glass
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3607.L37 W56 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination402 p. ;
Number of Pages402
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24383207M
ISBN 10030737792X
ISBN 109780307377920
LC Control Number2010002854
OCLC/WorldCa491896448

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Glass is, quite simply, a wonderful writer, and her newest book The Widowers Tale is a fantastic addition to her growing canon. In her elegant and intelligent, yet breezy and accessible prose, the author tells a multi-layered family story that centers around a seventy year old retired librarian/5.

JULIA GLASS is the author of the best-selling Three Junes, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction; her previous novels include, most recently, And the Dark Sacred Night and The Widower's Tale. A teacher of fiction and a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the 4/5().

In The Widower's Tale, Glass continues to explore the intricate ties of family and friendship that have become her critics felt the novel was just as evocative, timely, and emotionally gratifying as Three Junes, and they enjoyed the novel's different voices and timelyhowever, couldn't get past The widowers tale book inauthentic dialogue and overuse of clichés, 4/5().

In “The Widower’s Tale,” the death of Percy’s wife, Poppy, while her daughters were teenagers, in an accident for which he secretly. Another heartwarming winner from the NBA-anointed Massachusetts author.

Glass (I See You Everywhere,etc.) observes and gently mocks her charmingly self-absorbed characters in an unmannered manner reminiscent of her popular contemporary Allegra Goodman and their accomplished forerunner Anne time around, age and youth, urban and small-town. The information about The Widower's Tale shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

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JULIA GLASS is the author of the best-selling Three Junes, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction; her previous novels include, most recently, And the Dark Sacred Night and The Widower's Tale.A teacher of fiction and a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for /5().

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This is a novel about family and the intricacies of the intertwining relationships between family members. The Widower’s Tale is the story of Percy Darling, a year-old man who has lived for decades in the same house in the same Massachusetts town.

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In a historic farmhouse outside Boston, seventy-year-old Percy Darling is settling happily into retirement: reading novels, watching old movies, and swimming naked in his pond. His routines are disrupted, however, 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. About The Widower’s Notebook. Written with unexpected humor and great warmth, The Widower’s Notebook is a portrait of a marriage, an account of the complexities of finding oneself single again after losing your spouse, and a story of the enduring power of familial love.

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The family is society’s most inescapable institution, but in Glass’s hands it’s also the most shifting and vulnerable. And in The Widower’s Tale she approaches the ties of kinship with the same joyfully disruptive spirit that animated her previous books.” —Maria Russo, The. BLACK WIDOWERS A FAWCETT CREST BOOK Fawcett Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut TALES OF THE BLACK WIDOWERS THIS BOOK CONTAINS THE COMPLETE TEXT OF THE ORIGINAL HARDCOVER EDITION.

After the first sale, there was no stopping me, of course. I began to write one Black Widower tale after another and in little more than a. Seventy-year-old Percy Darling is settling happily into retirement: reading novels, watching old movies, and swimming naked in his pond.

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Our Reading Guide for The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass includes a Book Club Discussion Guide, Book Review, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio. The Widower’s Tale. A Novel. Julia Glass. Pantheon: pp., $ The outspokenly fuddy-duddy year-old patriarch at the center of “The Widower’s.

The Widower's Tale (Book): Glass, Julia: In a historic farmhouse outside Boston, seventy-year-old Percy Darling is settling happily into retirement: reading novels, watching old movies, and swimming naked in his pond.

His routines are disrupted, however, when he is persuaded to let a locally beloved preschool take over his barn. As Percy sees his rural refuge. The Widower's Tale A novel by Julia Glass. Bestselling author of Three Junes "Glass spins a beautifully paced, keenly observed story in which certainties.

The Widower’s Tale is her fourth novel and takes place in an idyllic, suburban Boston community. The main character, septuagenarian Percy Darling, lives a rich and quiet life in his historic home. A retired librarian at Harvard University, Percy has raised his two daughters alone after his beloved wife Poppy died in a tragic accident when the.

About the Book The Widower’s Tale. by Julia Glass. In a historic farmhouse outside Boston, year-old Percy Darling is settling happily into retirement: reading novels, watching old movies, and swimming naked in his pond. His routines are disrupted, however, when he is persuaded to let a locally beloved preschool take over his barn.

"The Widower's Tale" is a complex and rich novel with a lively and diverse ensemble of characters. Although the novel focuses on Percy, Glass uses different narrators in different chapters of the novel to focus in on different aspects of her story/5(31).

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The Widower’s Tale because I had just explored sisterhood so intensively in my third book, I See You Everywhere.

LHJ: Like Sarah in the novel, you are a breast cancer survivor. Some of those scenes in the oncology clinic run by Percy’s high-profile daughter, Trudy, are. What do you think of the allusion in this book s title to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. This is a novel about family, the intricacies of the intertwining relationships among parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, siblings and cousins, in-laws and girlfriends.

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A dissatisfied patriarch heads up the cast of Julia Glass’ fourth novel, The Widower’s Tale. It’s her first since her debut, Three Junes, to feature predominately male voices, although the inconsistency of those voices saps the book of dramatic tension.

Percy Darling feels the modern world constantly encroaching on him from his suburban Massachusetts : Ellen Wernecke. The Widower's Tale: A Novel by Julia Glass Pantheon, pp., $ The widower in question is year-old Percy Darling, a retired.

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