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Faith Fox has led a life full of heartbreak and abandonment, lacking in simplicity and love—and she's not even one week old. She has suffered the unexpected and inexplicable loss of her mother in childbirth; her father, an overworked doctor grown callous with stress, has neither the ability nor the interest to take on the difficult task of raising his child alone; her grandmother, Thomasina, has decided to abscond to Egypt with a retired general rather than acknowledge and accept the loss of her daughter, whom she loved so distressingly well. And so Faith finds herself improbably at the rearing of her father's brother, Jack, an ascetic priest whose current endeavor is an occult "experimental community" comprised mainly of expatriate Tibetans. What ensues is a brilliant comedy of manners that revives the tradition begun by Jane Austen—an endlessly charming passage through the North and South of England that finally gives a major and lavishly gifted award-winning British writer the American readership she so richly deserves.

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Faith Fox has led a life full of heartbreak and abandonment, lacking in simplicity and love--and she's not even one week old. What ensues is a brilliant comedy of manners that revives the tradition begun by Jane Austen.

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marcharshman, January 12, 2011 (view all comments by marcharshman)
I first came across Jane Gardam as a British children's author whose work I found to be of the highest caliber. Happily, I have since discovered her adult novels and they are, likewise, wondrous --not a word out of place, perfectly rendered characters and settings, in this case, Surrey and Yorkshire. The plot, in this particular novel, complex, believable, riveting -- just a wonderful read that is life-affirming while staying close to the edge of the darkness that is our lot as humans.
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ISBN:
9780786714476
Author:
Gardam, Jane
Publisher:
Carroll & Graf Publishers
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General
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Literary
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FICTION / Literary
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Literature-A to Z
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First Trade Paper Edition
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20050131
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320
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