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Heart's Desire (SIGNED )

Cravens, Gwyneth

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ISBN 10: 0394552458 / ISBN 13: 9780394552453
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. $16.95 price on DJ flap. SIGNED and inscribed by author on front end page. Bookseller Inventory # 009787

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Title: Heart's Desire (SIGNED )

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Intensely optimistic matriarch Effie Hammond's efforts to cheer on her quietly troubled family--an ill husband, self-absorbed daughter, and drug-addicted son--are counterpointed by her daughter-in-law Judy's realization of the family's growing desperation

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Effie Hammond is a real sunshine lady, a chirpy woman who sees people and events in their best light and refuses to acknowledge the dark side of life. No matter that her son, Tommy, has been working on his doctorate for years with not a word written while instructing his wife, Judy, on cadging money from mother. He is still her talented darling. And her ailing husband Tom is getting better. Why bother the doctor with those little heart attacks? And she and Tom are the perfect, happy couple. Didn't she forgive him for running off with that divorcee? This year in the life of the Hammonds is told by the women, Effie, Judy, and teenage Nancy, who all finally come to terms with Tom Senior's death in this warm, sensitive novel that is often funny, often sad. Perhaps Effie isn't a fool after all, but a brave woman who copes in her own fashion with her inadequacies and life's disappointments. By the author of Love and Work; recommended. Marion Hanscom, SUNY at Binghamton Lib.
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