By Jennifer Armstrong
A lyrical novel a few day within the lifetime of a tender pioneer woman growing to be up at the Dakota prairie is now to be had in a Knopf Paperback version. This largely praised and fantastically crafted story deftly inspires the substantial expanse of the yankee West, the hardships confronted by means of pioneer households, and the powerful bonds of kinfolk and group.
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The way he saw it, being funny was a disability. It dragged a person down with the sheer weight of expectation that it fostered. “Go on, then, make me laugh,” was the expectation of anyone who met him for the first time. It was a hell of a weight to lug around. When it became obvious that Clayton was not going to earn his agent any money from fresh writing, Glen began getting him appearances on panel shows for TV and radio. He rapidly made a name for himself as the grumpy, dry-witted, mordant guest.
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Shannon had chosen Alice’s old bedroom. But like the kitchen downstairs, which was sleek and showroom-smart with shiny granite work surfaces and state-of-the-art appliances, it bore very little resemblance to the bedroom of Alice’s childhood. When it had been Alice’s room, it had contained an eclectic mix of rugs and cumbersome furniture, including her great aunt Eliza’s rocking chair. Alice had spent hours rocking in it, either lost in a book or simply daydreaming while gazing out of the windows.
Black-Eyed Susan by Jennifer Armstrong