These Granite Islands
Little, Brown; Jan 2001, 24.95, 310 pp.
Not quite a century old, Isobel Howard lies dying in a hospital room. Unable to mentally remain or perhaps refusing to stay in the present, Isobel reflects back to the pivotal point in her life, the summer of '36. She relates the drama of that year to her only surviving son who patiently awaits his mother's death.
That summer in Cypress, Minnesota, with her two sons away with t...