Emma Wheaton has interrupted her successful career to attend to her dying father--the legendary actor David Wheaton. As the master performer grapples with an obsession over the one great role that has eluded him--that of the biblical King David--Emma confronts both the painful and healing memories of her tumultuous past. The stories of these two Davids and the women in their lives are simultaneously woven together and unraveled in a narrative rich in theatrical tradition and archetypal wisdom. An unforgettable portrait of the private struggles and blessings of family life. 352 pages, softcover from Harper.
A deftly woven drama that brings together elements of the theater, biblical narrative and the goings-on in unconventional families.
Madeline L'Engle, the popular author of many books for children and adults, has interspersed her writing and teaching career with raising three children, maintaining an apartment in New York and a farmhouse of charming confusion which is called "Crosswicks."
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