Richard Russo has celebrated Monica Wood's fiction as qthoroughly captivating warm and wise and beautifully written, q and Andre Dubus III praised it as qluminous and gracefulaentertaining yet transcendent.q Any Bitter Thing, Wood's brilliant new novel, is her breakout book, a timely, gripping, and compassionate tale of family, faith, and deeply hidden truths. One of its greatest strengths is its continuous ability to defy expectations. It's not what you think. It is worse. Lizzy Mitchell was raised from the age of two by her uncle, a Catholic priest. When she was nine, he was falsely accused of improprieties with her and dismissed from his church, and she was sent away to boarding school. Now thirty years old and in a failing marriage, she is nearly killed in a traffic accident. What she discovers when she sets out to find the truths surrounding the accidentand about the accusations that led to her uncle's deathdoes more than change her life. With deft insight into the snares of the human heart, Monica Wood has written an intimate and emotionally expansive novel full of understanding and hope.I looked down at my blank appointment book.aApparently I have openings.aThen I limped across the hall to reclaim the schedules from the main office. From there I detoured to Mariettea#39;s classroom, moving as nimbly as I could without my caneanbsp;...
|Title||:||Any Bitter Thing|
|Publisher||:||Chronicle Books - 2010-07-01|