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The Brambles

Minot, Eliza (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 2 stars out of 5.
The Brambles


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A luminous, panoramic novel of family life--a beautiful, often hilarious portrait of motherhood and marriage--and a magnificent leap forward from the highly praised author ofThe Tiny One("Minot has a sorceress's ability to perceive the emotional spirits trapped in nature and a wild, unstrung, lyrical gift"--The New York Times Book Review). This is the story of the Bramble family--Margaret, Max, and Edie--three adult siblings careening through wildly different byways of adult life. Margaret, mother of three, drowning in a sea of runny noses and lost mittens, is a nurturer with a sense of humor, a witty woman at wits' end, about to take her ailing father into the tumult and chaos of her already overcrowded home. Edie, her younger sister, is a barely recognizable version of Margaret's former self--young, single, clicking smartly down city streets in good shoes, but struggling mightily beyond her sister's vision to anchor her desultory, and intensely solitary, life. Max, newly married, newly a father, is buckling under the weight of new responsibilities. Over the course of one critical season, a long hidden secret will be revealed, remaking each of them, and all they thought they knew about one another and about themselves. Lyrical, emotional, and large-hearted--a sweeping and unfailingly precise depiction of the allegiances, as well as the miscommunications and misunderstandings, upon which we build our lives--The Bramblesis ringing confirmation of Eliza Minot's abundant gifts.
Authors: Minot, Eliza
Title: The Brambles
Publisher: New York :, Knopf,, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 243 p. ;,25 cm.
Local Note: 35 53 133 138 143 167 172 182 198 203 205 210 226 242 243 264
ISBN: 1400042690
1400077524
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