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In the tiny English village of Hursley, two lifelong acquaintances have never given each other a second glance. Until, on the very night of man's first moon landing, a precipitous passion alights on their middle-aged existence. Out for a stroll, Norris Lamb--postmaster, stamp collector, and church organist--spies spinster Vida Stephen dancing with glorious, uncharacteristic abandon by the moonlit fountain of the mansion where she tends the mute, retarded son of an absent employer. Norris senses a buried bravado and romance, a fragility and loneliness, that match his own. And he sets out, covertly, to woo her.

But both Norris and Vida are innocents in this endeavor. His courtship blunders down many wrong turns before it finds its unlooked-for catalyst in Manford, the gentle young man who is Vida's charge...and blossoms as a force to change three lives.

In luminous prose laced with quiet humor, Lamb in Love shows how love transforms the most ordinary and imperfect mortals.

Vida, unaware that Norris is in the throes of a wild--but unvoiced--passion, must herself decide whether to remain in the small English village where she has lived her entire life, or strike out on her own in search of a grand adventure.

Watching these two people surprised by love is Manford, the young disabled man who has been in Vida's charge for the last twenty years.  Possessed of a strange and gentle intelligence, it is through Manford that Norris and Vida finally come to recognize each other and themselves. Heartwarm- ing, madcap, utterly beautiful, LAMB IN LOVE celebrates the strange and mysterious brilliance that is love.  And it confirms Carrie Brown's status as an important and luminous talent. -->

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In the tiny English village of Hursley, as astronauts are landing on the moon for the first time, a young disabled man helps a middle-aged man and woman realize their love for each other after being lifelong acquaintances.

Synopsis:

In the tiny English village of Hursley, two lifelong acquaintances have never given each other a second glance. Until, on the very night of man's first moon landing, a precipitous passion alights on their middle-aged existence. Out for a stroll, Norris Lamb — postmaster, stamp collector, and church organist — spies spinster Vida Stephen dancing with glorious, uncharacteristic abandon by the moonlit fountain of the mansion where she tends the mute, retarded son of an absent employer. Norris senses a buried bravado and romance, a fragility and loneliness, that match his own. And he sets out, covertly, to woo her.<P>But both Norris and Vida are innocents in this endeavor. His courtship blunders down many wrong turns before it finds its unlooked-for catalyst in Manford, the gentle young man who is Vida's charge...and blossoms as a force to change three lives. In luminous prose laced with quiet humor, Lamb in Love shows how love transforms the most ordinary and imperfect mortals.

About the Author

Carrie Brown was awarded the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for her first novel, Rose's Garden.  She lives in Sweet Briar, Virginia, with her husband and their three young children, and teaches fiction at Sweet Briar College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553380859
Author:
Brown, Carrie
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
England
Subject:
Villages
Subject:
Middle aged persons
Subject:
Courtship
Subject:
Brain-damaged children
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam trade ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
106-519
Publication Date:
20000404
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.40x5.24x.86 in. .62 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In the tiny English village of Hursley, as astronauts are landing on the moon for the first time, a young disabled man helps a middle-aged man and woman realize their love for each other after being lifelong acquaintances.
"Synopsis" by , In the tiny English village of Hursley, two lifelong acquaintances have never given each other a second glance. Until, on the very night of man's first moon landing, a precipitous passion alights on their middle-aged existence. Out for a stroll, Norris Lamb — postmaster, stamp collector, and church organist — spies spinster Vida Stephen dancing with glorious, uncharacteristic abandon by the moonlit fountain of the mansion where she tends the mute, retarded son of an absent employer. Norris senses a buried bravado and romance, a fragility and loneliness, that match his own. And he sets out, covertly, to woo her.<P>But both Norris and Vida are innocents in this endeavor. His courtship blunders down many wrong turns before it finds its unlooked-for catalyst in Manford, the gentle young man who is Vida's charge...and blossoms as a force to change three lives. In luminous prose laced with quiet humor, Lamb in Love shows how love transforms the most ordinary and imperfect mortals.
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