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Late Waking

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Late Waking.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    P. Carey Reid(Author)

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Late Waking celebrates the unexpected. Driven by an undefined emptiness, Jane Verdianne leaves her family and travels across America into her uncharted past. As her personal mystery unravels, her transformation begins, finally allowing her to live and love in ways she'd never imagined.

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  • PDF | 332 pages
  • P. Carey Reid(Author)
  • Booklocker.Com Inc (June 1, 2001)
  • English
  • 7
  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By A customer on January 16, 2002

    The hero of this novel, Jane Verdianne, physically "takes a vacation" (a long one) from her husband and grown sons to search for enlightenment--and compassion--within herself. It appears that she's done everything right with her marriage and family, but it doesn't feel that way to her. If you like getting inside people's heads, you'll like this book. If you like lots of action and dialogue in lots of interesting settings, you'll be happy. If you like women, you'll like them more after reading it. But don't expect male-bashing or easy answers. Late Waking is challenging reading. Writers and savvy readers will like it because Reid's prose celebrates the English language, and because of something unusual about the relationship between the narrator and the writer (you'll have to read it!). Late Waking is different from Reid's first intensely moving novel, Swimming in the Starry River, but just as fulfilling--maybe more so, since the scope of the novel is so much broader, spanning the width of the U.S. and the borders of the soul.

  • By Boston librarian on January 25, 2002

    Jane Verdiane, the heroine of Late Waking, leaves her Arlington, Mass. home, husband, two grown sons, and the painful memory of a recent miscarriage, and sets out for New Mexico and a new life. Reid subtly contrasts the barren New England winter (with scenes set around Boston and Providence, RI) with the more nurturing environment of the Southwest. While there are many sad scenes, particularly involving Jane's husband Vic and her father Charlie, the novel offers the possibility of hope as Jane struggles to create a life truer to her deepest nature. Highly recommended for book groups and public libraries of all sizes.


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