A Country Called Home

A Country Called Home

Large Print - 2009
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In this engrossing and hearbreaking new novel, KIM BARNES reminds us of what it means to be young and in love, to what lengths people will go to escape loneliness, and the redemption found in family. Set in the 1960s, A Country Called Home is the story of Thomas Deracotte and his pregnant wife, Helen, who abandon a guaranteed future in upper?crust Connecticut and take off for a utopian adventure in the Idaho wilderness. They buy a farm sight unseen and find the buildings collapsed, the fields in ruins. When Thomas realizes that he can't wield a hammer or an ax, a local boy, Manny - a sweet soul of eighteen without a family of his own - steps in. Their optimism and desire carry them through the early days. But the sudden, frightening birth of Thomas and Helen's daughter, Elise, changes something deep inside their marriage. And in the aftermath of a tragic accident to which only Manny bears witness, the little family shatters. It is a legacy Elise will inherit and struggle with, until she ultimately finds a hope of her own.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : 2009. Center Point,
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781602854000
Branch Call Number: LT BARN

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Apr 19, 2017

I randomly picked this book from the library shelf. I enjoyed it thoroughly, particularly the beautiful description of the environment and details about the companion animals in the characters' lives. I cared what happened to all of them and felt their love, lust and pain.

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