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Burning Marguerite

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ISBN13: 9780375726224
ISBN10: 0375726225
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One winter morning James Jack Wright finds ninety-four-year-old Marguerite Deo—the woman he has always known as “Tante”—lying dead in the woods outside his cabin, clad only in a flowered nightgown. With this arresting scene, Elizabeth Inness-Brown ushers readers into her mysterious and lyrical narrative, the story of two closely braided lives that forces a reconsideration of our notions of maternity, loyalty, love, and perhaps death itself.

As James Jack sets out to fulfill Marguerites unusual last wishes, the narrative unveils the secrets of their pasts. It arcs from Depression-era New Orleans to a barren New England island at the turn of the century, from an illicit passion and an unforgivable crime to the relationship between a small boy and a tough, reclusive woman who turns out to possess an unsuspected capacity for love.

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About the Author

Elizabeth Inness-Brown is the author of two acclaimed collections of short stories, Satin Palms and Here. Raised in the North Country of New York State, she now teaches writing at Saint Michaels College and lives with her husband and young son on South Hero, an island in Lake Champlain, Vermont.

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mona, July 1, 2009 (view all comments by mona)
this book proved to me that reading reviews and the blurb on the cover often mislead. i have had this book for a while, but just picked it up a few weeks ago...and didn't want to put it down. it is so much richer than i imagined. her writing is comfortable even when the subject is difficult. her characters are all perfectly believable, and the story is brilliant as it crosses decades and miles. i look forward to reading this again when it starts to fade from my memory.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375726224
Author:
Inness-brown, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Inness-Brown, Elizabeth
Subject:
General
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.02x5.19x.58 in. .40 lbs.

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