Liberty Street: A Novel

Liberty Street A Novel A deeply affecting novel about the truths we avoid and the bad choices that come back to haunt us Gridlocked in the churchyard of a small Irish town the traffic frozen in place for a funeral Frances

  • Title: Liberty Street: A Novel
  • Author: Dianne Warren
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A deeply affecting novel about the truths we avoid and the bad choices that come back to haunt us Gridlocked in the churchyard of a small Irish town, the traffic frozen in place for a funeral, Frances Moon pauses long enough to make a confession to Ian, her partner of nearly twenty years The next morning, she finds he has left her Unsure what else to do, Frances setsA deeply affecting novel about the truths we avoid and the bad choices that come back to haunt us Gridlocked in the churchyard of a small Irish town, the traffic frozen in place for a funeral, Frances Moon pauses long enough to make a confession to Ian, her partner of nearly twenty years The next morning, she finds he has left her Unsure what else to do, Frances sets out for Elliot, the small town in western Canada where she grew up As the perspective shifts backward, cruel students and unsympathetic teachers await a young Frances beyond the borders of her family s quiet farm Curious, imaginative, and lost, she finds comfort in two outsiders, the troubled local boy, Dooley Sullivan, and a decorated Native American World War Two veteran named Silas Chance But ever present, splitting the narrative apart, is a small town that will close ranks, turning a blind eye when one of them is killed The crime, itself, and the denial that follows, takes both Silas and Dooley from Frances in different ways By high school, she s become the girl most likely to disappoint, and at eighteen is already headed toward a disastrous marriage Even after she shakes off the dust of the town and flees her husband, even as she builds a new life, she buries her past so deeply that she believes she has lost it Until one day in an Irish churchyard, it all comes sweeping back And so begins an unforgettable novel of lost souls and second acts.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. A Canadian author with a sure grasp of the impact of place on character. Growing up in rural northwest Canada can't have been a picnic. My advice to readers is to stick with this one if you're frustrated or dismayed by narrator Frances Moon at the beginning -- she may be prickly, difficult, and hard to love at first, but she redeems herself and finds a measure of inner peace by the end. The character of Dooley Sullivan was a wonderful one, and the ending felt just right: not a fairy tale, but sa [...]

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