R. Clay Reynolds The Vigil

ISBN 13: 9780312846398

The Vigil

3.38 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780312846398: The Vigil
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Imogene McBride and her daughter, Cora, stop in Agatite, Texas with car trouble, but when Cora disappears without a trace, Imogene waits thirty years in vain for her return

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

This off-beat tale of an old woman waiting for 30 years on a park bench for her daughter to return is that rara avis, an unsolicited manuscript come to publication. Since we meet Imogene at the end of her self-imposed vigil and are led back to its beginning, there is little tension; since character development is minimal, there is little involvement. Stranded in a small Texas town when her car breaks down, Imogene gives her pretty, 18-year-old daughter Cora a nickel for ice cream and never sees her again. For months, the bench is her home and although hunger forces her to take a job, she manages to return to her post for long hours every day, filling the time by knitting. Never relinquishing hope, she enlists the aid of the sheriff, a widower who finds her appealing and makes a proposal which Imogene construes as a proposition. Because he has asked some sophisticated questions, he learns facts about Cora which her mother refuses to believe and in time uncovers the tragic reason for the girl's disappearance. Most readers, however, will have suspected something of the sort and may close the book puzzled rather than saddened by Imogene's tenacity. February 5
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

This perceptive first novel probes the minds of two people, a women whose teenage daughter has disappeared and the county sheriff whose job it is to find her. Cora McBride is last seen entering Pete's Sundries and Drugs in Agatite, Texas. When she fails to return, her mother begins a vigil from a park bench on the courthouse lawn across the streeta vigil which she maintains long after all hope of finding Cora is past. Sheriff Ezra Stone Holmes dev e lops a special affinity for the woman who, over the years, becomes as much a part of his town as the Civil War memorial. The vigil and the relationship between protector and protected are explored in intimate detail in this captivating book by a new Texas writer. Recommended. Thomas L. Kilpatrick, Southern Illinois Univ. at Carbondale Lib.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

R. Clay Reynolds
Published by St Martins Pr (1986)
ISBN 10: 0312846398 ISBN 13: 9780312846398
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0312846398

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 99.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

R. Clay Reynolds
Published by St Martins Pr (1986)
ISBN 10: 0312846398 ISBN 13: 9780312846398
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0312846398

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 96.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Reynolds, R. Clay
Published by St Martins Pr (1986)
ISBN 10: 0312846398 ISBN 13: 9780312846398
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110312846398

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 117.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds