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Angle of Repose
In the late 1960s Lyman Ward, a crippled history professor abandoned by his wife some years before, researches and recreates the life of his grandparents, particularly his grandmother Susan Burling Ward, a commercial artist and writer who came from New England with her engineer husband Oliver in the 1870s and 1880s to live and raise a family in rough mining towns in Colorado, Mexico, Idaho, and California. Her life fills most of the book. Hopes repeatedl...
The Spectator Bird
A retired literary agent discovers much about himself, his values, and the marriage he has enjoyed for many years. They explore some of the more challenging moments of their marriage in a sensitive, loving, and productive way. It is a great story of two people reaching the golden years together, all intact, and emotionally healthy....