Small Blessings

Small Blessings

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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Tom Putnam, an English professor at a Virginia women's college, has resigned himself to a quiet and half-fulfilled life. For more than ten years, his wife Marjory has been a shut-in, a fragile and frigid woman whose neuroses have left her fully dependent on Tom and his formidable mother-in-law, Agnes Tattle. Tom considers his unhappy condition self-inflicted, since Marjory's condition was exacerbated by her discovery of Tom's brief and misguided affair with a visiting poetess. But when Tom and Marjory meet Rose Callahan, the campus bookstore's charming new hire, and Marjory invites Rose to dinner, her first social interaction in a decade, Tom wonders if it's a sign that change is on the horizon. And when Tom returns home that evening to a letter from the poetess telling him that he'd fathered her son, Henry, and that Henry, now ten, will arrive by train in a few days, it's clear change is coming whether Tom's ready or not.For readers of Helen Simonson and Anna Quindlen,...
Publisher: 2014.
ISBN: 9781466835887
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource ( pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Aug 19, 2016

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EricaReynolds
Jan 12, 2016

A delightful book with endearing characters in a quirky, charming academic setting. A great weekend read.

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queequegs
Nov 16, 2015

A wonderful book--similiar to The Storied Life of AJ Fikry. Highly recommended for book people.

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MissBiz
Mar 18, 2015

A good read, with hope for the future.

LaughingOne Jan 05, 2015

Improbable but delightful story. Two things I took away from reading this are: pay attention; live in the here and now. Not bad as far as lessons go.

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NanCcan
Nov 04, 2014

In a word: Delightful!
This book is thought-provoking without being either philosophical or preachy. You'll find yourself in many - or maybe even all - of the quirky but oh, so loveable characters, and will be amazed at what you are capable of.

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roseymc
Oct 09, 2014

Wonderful book. Not what you expect.

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