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Thorndike Press Large Print
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5.4 X 1.2 X 8.6 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author

Susan Richards Shreve's published novels include A Student of Living Things and Warm Springs. She has worked as a Professor of English at George Mason University and was previously Co-Chair and President of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. She has received several grants for fiction writing, including a Guggenheim fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts award.


Shreve creates a spooky atmosphere with stormy weather, eerie parallels between past and present, and at least one threateningly crazy woman. Even spookier is the backdrop of 20th-century racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-immigration feeling that are all too familiar today.
With a keen sense of place and pacing, Shreve weaves a subtle and unrelenting pattern of malevolence in this portrait of a woman burdened by the sins of her father and sustained by her unshakable belief in his innocence.
Georgianna Grove is to my way of thinking a superhero--if seventy-year-old women were allowed that status. Susan Shreve has created a character who is everything to aspire to, a generous, wise, tolerant, fascinating woman who understands so much, including the fact that her children will experience freedom when she dies. I loved reading about her life and times, and her journey.--Jane Hamilton, author of The Excellent Lombards