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Title:Sleep Toward Heaven
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Harper Perennial
ISBN:0060582294
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Number of Pages:295
Category:Fiction, Contemporary

Sleep Toward Heaven by Amanda Eyre Ward

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Sleep Toward Heaven Amanda Eyre Ward s debut novel is an intimate portrait of three women whose lives collide during a brutal Texas summer .

In Gatestown Texas twenty nine year old Karen Lowens awaits her execution with a host of convicted serial killers on death row In Manhattan Dr Franny Wren also twenty nine tends to a young cancer patient and resists the urge to run from her fianc and her carefully crafted life In Austin Texas brassy Celia Mills a once vibrant librarian mourns her murdered husband .

Over the course of the summer fate pushes these eerily recognizable women together culminating in a revelation of the possibility of faith the responsibility of friendship and the value of life em Sleep Toward Heaven em is a luminous story of murder and desire solitude and grace a rare literary page turner where redemption seems perpetually within arm s reach

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Amanda Eyre Ward s debut novel is an intimate portrait of three women whose lives collide during a brutal Texas summer br br In Gatestown Texas twenty nine year old Karen Lowens awaits her execution with a host of convicted serial killers on death row In Manhattan Dr Franny Wren also twenty nine tends to a young cancer patient and resists the urge to run from her fianc and her carefully crafted life In Austin Texas brassy Celia Mills a once vibrant librarian mourns her murdered husband br br Over the course of the summer fate pushes these eerily recognizable women together culminating in a revelation of the possibility of faith the responsibility of friendship and the value of life em Sleep Toward Heaven em is a luminous story of murder and desire solitude and grace a rare literary page turner where redemption seems perpetually within arm s reach, From the acclaimed author of i How to Be Lost i comes a gorgeous new novel about love memory and motherhood br br Nadine Morgan travels the world as a journalist covering important events following dangerous leads and running from anything that might tie her down Since an assignment in Cape Town ended in tragedy and regret Nadine b b has not returned to South Africa or opened her heart until she hears the story of Jason Irving br br Jason an American student was beaten to death by angry local youths at the height of the apartheid era Years later his mother is told that Jason s killers have applied for amnesty Jason s parents pack their bags and fly from Nantucket to Cape Town Filled with rage Jason s mother resolves to fight the murderers pleas for forgiveness br br As Nadine follows the Irvings to beautiful ghost filled South Africa she is flooded with memories of a time when the pull toward adventure and intrigue left her with a broken heart Haunted by guilt and a sense of remorse and hoping to lose herself in her coverage of the murder trial Nadine grows closer to Jason s mother as well as to the mother of one of Jason s killers with profound consequences In a country both foreign and familiar Nadine is forced to face long buried demons come to terms with the missing pieces of her own family past and learn what it means to truly love and to forgive br br With her dazzling prose and resonant themes Amanda Eyre Ward has joined the ranks of such beloved American novelists as Anne Tyler and Ann Patchett Gripping darkly humorous and luminous i Forgive Me i is an unforgettable story of dreams and longing betrayal and redemption, From San Francisco to Savannah Montana to Texas Amanda Eyre Ward s characters are united in their fervent search to find a place where they truly belong Her stories are imbued with humor clear eyed insight and emotional richness br br From San Francisco to Savannah Montana to Texas Amanda Eyre Ward s characters are united in their fervent search to find a place where they truly belong Annie a librarian in a small mining town must choose between the only home she s ever known and the possibility of a new future br br Casey a suburban New Yorker with a wry sense of humor braves the dating scene after losing her husband And in six linked stories spanning a decade of her life Lola Wilkerson navigates elopement motherhood and lingering questions about who she wants to be when she grows up br br Whether exploring the fierceness of a mother s love or the consolations of marriage Amanda Eyre Ward s stories are imbued with humor clear eyed insight and emotional richness, strong In this profound and lyrical novel acclaimed author Amanda Eyre Ward explores the deeper meanings of motherhood from the first blissful hello to the heart wrenching prospect of saying goodbye strong br br Brilliant heart surgeon Suzette Kendall is stunned when Hyland her husband of fifteen years admits his yearning for a child From the beginning they d decided that having children was not an option as Suzette feared passing along the genes that landed her mother in a mental institution But Hyland proposes a different idea a baby via surrogate br br Suzette agrees and what follows is a whirlwind of candidate selections hospital visits and Suzette s doubts over whether she s made the right decision A young woman named Dorothy Muscarello is chosen as the one who will help make this family complete For Dorrie surrogacy and the money that comes with it are her opportunity to leave behind a troubled past and create a future for herself one full of possibility But this situation also forces all three of them Dorrie Suzette and Hyland to face a devastating uncertainty that will reverberate in the years to come br br Beautifully shifting between perspectives i The Nearness of You i deftly explores the connections we form the families we create and the love we hold most dear