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Songs in Ordinary Time is set in the summer of 1960 - the last of quiet times and America's innocence. It centers on Marie Fermoyle, a strong but vulnerable woman whose loneliness and ambition for her children make her easy prey for the dangerous con man Omar Duvall. Marie's children are Alice, seventeen - involved with a troubled young priest; Norm, sixteen - hotheaded and idealistic; and Benjy, twelve - isolated and misunderstood, and so desperate for his mother's happiness that he hides the deadly truth only he knows about Duvall. Among a fascinating cast of characters we meet the children's alcoholic father, Sam Fermoyle, now living with his senile mother and embittered sister; Sam's meek brother-in-law, who makes anonymous love calls from the bathroom of his ailing appliance store; and the Klubock family, who - in complete contrast to the Fermoyles - live an orderly life in the perfect house next door.An Oprah Winfrey Book Club pick.

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Mary McGarry Morris has been compared to both John Steinbeck and Carson McCullers. In this new novel--an ode to the American family, which in spite of turmoil and confusion refuses to be defeated--she weaves a tight and flawless tale that reveals the passionate and totally absorbing story of the Fermoyles and of life in the small town of Atkinson, Vermont, in the summer of 1960.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423353003
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Subject:
General
Read by:
Burr, Sandra
Read:
Burr, Sandra
Author:
Morris, Mary McGarry
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Library
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.54x5.47x.58 in. .22 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details pages Brilliance Audio - English 9781423353003 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Mary McGarry Morris has been compared to both John Steinbeck and Carson McCullers. In this new novel--an ode to the American family, which in spite of turmoil and confusion refuses to be defeated--she weaves a tight and flawless tale that reveals the passionate and totally absorbing story of the Fermoyles and of life in the small town of Atkinson, Vermont, in the summer of 1960.
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