A Peculiar Grace

Jeffrey Lent (Author)


An unforgettable tale of love, family secrets, and the hold of the past in a family of New England artists, A Peculiar Grace is the latest triumph from the author of In the Fall, hailed by The Christian Science Monitor and The New York Times as one of the best books of the year. Hewitt Pearce lives alone in his family home, producing custom ironwork and safeguarding a small collection of art his late father left behind. When Jessica, a troubled young vagabond, washes up in his backwoods one morning, Hewitt's hermetic existence is challenged. As he gradually uncovers Jessica's secrets and reestablishes contact with a woman he thought he had lost twenty years before, Hewitt must confront his own dark history and rediscover how much he craves human connection. A Peculiar Grace is a remarkable achievement by one of our finest authors, an insightful portrait of family secrets, and a rich tapestry filled with characters who have learned to survive by giving shape to their losses.

Product Details

$15.00  $13.80
Grove Press
Publish Date
June 01, 2008
5.58 X 1.1 X 8.27 inches | 1.04 pounds
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About the Author

Jeffrey Lent's first novel, In the Fall, was a national bestseller. His other novels are Lost Nation, A Peculiar Grace, After You've Gone, and A Slant of Light, which was a finalist for the New England Book Award and a Washington Post Best Book of 2015. He lives with his wife and two daughters in central Vermont.


"A compelling, at times chilling, achievement."
"A stunning success . . . builds like a thunderstorm coming over the horizon."
"Majestic . . . epic . . . vital . . . a necessary piece in the uniquely American mosaic."
An unforgettable tale of obsession, inspiration, and tragedy in a family of New England artists, by an author with "the absolute mastery to create his own reality" -- Jim Harrison
"A visceral book . . . Rugged, carefully plotted, and thoughtfully constructed, offering a glimpse of a place and time most contemporary novelists simply can't take us to. . . . A powerful and potentially timeless book."