Dwelling Places - eBook
Dwelling Places - eBook  -     By: Vanita Hampton Wright
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Mack and Jodie have no idea how much their lives are going to change when they decide to give up farming. Mack is hospitalized with depression, Jodie finds herself tempted by the affections of another man, and their teenage children begin looking for answers outside the family--Kenzie turns to fundamentalist Christianity, and Taylor starts cavorting wtih Goths.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: HarperOne
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780061980213
ISBN-13: 9780061980213

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Mack and Jodie have no idea how much their lives are going to change when they decide to give up farming. Mack is hospitalized with depression, Jodie finds herself tempted by the affections of another man, and their teenage children begin looking for answers outside the family—Kenzie turns to fundamentalist Christianity, and Taylor starts cavorting with Goths. Told in the unforgettable voices of each family member, this powerful story of family life reveals the stubborn resilience of love and how sometimes the very thing we're looking for has been waiting at home all along.

Author Bio

Vinita Hampton Wright, a novelist and editor who conducts creative writing workshops at conferences and retreats around the country, is the author of the novella The Winter Seeking and the novels Velma Still Cooks in Leeway and Grace at Bender Springs, as well as numerous nonfiction titles.

Editorial Reviews

“Wright’s scenes move along almost magically...Her feel for an Iowa farm town is achingly precise.
“An affecting novel. . . both provocative and sage.”
“If you’re looking for complex characterizations, a satisfying read, and something to draw out tears, I highly recommend DWELLING PLACES.”
“Dwelling Places will inevitably be compared to Jane Smiley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning A Thousand Acres.”
“Wright evokes a sense of place that will resonate with any reader who has ties to the Midwestern landscape.”
“Wright’s characters, as compelling in their strength as in their imperfection, move slowly toward secure and welcoming spaces…”
“A simple, graceful .... stunningly beautiful novel that is both true-to-life and, in its way, uplifting.”
“Few novelists are as wise and compassionate as Vinita Hampton Wright. Dwelling Places broke my heart and renewed my spirit.”
“[A] story as rich and deep, as heartbreaking and as fruitful, as the heartland loam itself.”
“There is no more skilled or sympathetic a raconteur of America’s heartland and America’s ordinary folk than Vinita Hampton Wright.”
“In this extraordinarily well-observed, contemplative novel, Wright manages an astounding level of honesty and plenty of wry humor... ”
“A captivating, heart-warming book.”
“An extraordinarily well-observed, contemplative novel…”
“A poignant story. A glimmer of grace.”

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