Women on the block called Mac's sister Madeline a beauty, a 'real Princess Grace'. But in spite of her height and mature body, to Mac, his sister never looked any different to other children. Until one summer evening in 1960, when his cousin Buddy taunted him with the odd truth of their family: Madeline was not really Mac's sister, but his father ...
Women on the block called Mac's sister Madeline a beauty, a 'real Princess Grace'. But in spite of her height and mature body, to Mac, his sister never looked any different to other children. Until one summer evening in 1960, when his cousin Buddy taunted him with the odd truth of their family: Madeline was not really Mac's sister, but his father's first wife. A terrible accident had left her brain-damaged, with the intellect of a seven-year-old. When his father remarried, Madeline became part of his new family, devotedly cared for by his second wife like one of their own children. In 2003, Mac, now a middle-aged doctor, attends the funeral of Buddy's son, killed in Iraq. There, the divisions that drove two branches of their family apart are brought sharply into focus: on one side, belligerently liberal doves, on the other, defiantly patriotic hawks. Also revealed is the impact of Madeline's tragedy on the family, how it has shaped and altered forever the boundaries of love. In this moving story that follows one American family over several decades of wars fought on foreign soil, Jane Hamilton, with her usual humour and keen observation of family relationships, deftly explores notions of innocence and experience, loyalty and betrayal, sacrifice and devotion.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author(s) 0385516711 First print. Signed in person by the author directly on the full title page not inscribed or clipped or otherwise marked. DJ in Mylar. Not BCE or Ex Lib.
Fine in Fine jacket. Fiction. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed When Aaron Maciver's beautiful young wife, Madeline, suffers brain damage in a bike accident, she is left with the intellectual powers of a seven-year-old. In the years that follow, Aaron and his second wife care for Madeline with deep tenderness and devotion as they raise two children of their own. This book is in great shape and so is the dust jacket. Included with the book is The Loft Literary Center pamphlet for Jane Hamilton's reading dated September 28, 2007. The author has signed on the title page. The jacket is in new clear protective covering.
Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author Hardcover: stated first edition; complete number line. Signed by author on title page. Dust jacket is not price clipped; a clean copy with no marks of any kind. 274 pgs.
Very Good in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) A Very Good Copy-Signed By The Author On The Title Page. First Edition, First Printing. Book Is In Very Good Condition. Boards Are Clean, Not Bumped. Fore Edges Have A Small Amount Of Shelf Wear. Interior Is Clean And Legible. Not Remaindered. Dust Jacket Is In Near Fine Condition. Not Chipped Or Crinkled. Not Price Clipped. Dust Jacket Is Covered By Mylar Wrapper. Thanks And Enjoy.
Near fine in near fine dust jacket (hint of spine slant. ) SIGNED by author-HC 1st ed-The fifth novel by this award winning writer, the story of a tragic accident and its effect on two generations of a family. SIGNED on the title page. 273 pp.
Fine in Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) A square solid tight over-all clean Carefully read copy. This copy has some very light pagedge soil else fine. The 22.95 jacket has some very minor edgewear else fine.
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