Little Chapel on the River: A Pub, a Town and the Search for What Matters Most


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$17.99  $16.73
William Morrow & Company
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5.32 X 7.96 X 0.78 inches | 0.59 pounds

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About the Author

Gwendolyn (Wendy) Bounds is a writer and editor for The Wall Street Journal, where she has worked since 1993. Bounds has written about culture, travel, technology, retail and fashion, and has also published several first-person pieces and columns about family for the newspaper. Her first-person essay Amid the Ashes, Baby Carriages, Shoes, Family Photos, which she wrote with her partner Kathryn Kranhold, won the 2002 Front Page Award for September 11th commentary from the Newswoman's Club of New York.


"Timely and meaningful...extraordinary...highly recommended."--Library Journal
"In an age of spiky-heeled chick-lit, this book is a refreshing change."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Set aside a huge chunk of time to read this book as putting it down would cause heartache."--Malachy McCourt, author of A Monk Swimming
"Bounds captures the warmth of the place and the rootedness it [Guinan's] symbolizes."--Booklist
"Compelling."--Chicago Tribune
"Gwendolyn Bounds has perfectly captured the sounds, flavors--indeed, the soul--of a quickly disappearing kind of small town life."--Billy Collins, Poet Laureate, author of Picnic, Lightning
"Stunning. Little Chapel on the River is beautifully written, artfully crafted and lovingly told."--Stefan Fatsis, author, Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players
"Compelling . . . I could not put it down."--Dennis Smith, author, Report from Engine Co. 82, A Song for Mary and Report from Ground Zero
"A seamless, shining tale."--Nancy Cobb, author of In Lieu of Flowers
"Bounds' elegiac tale of transformation is a story filled with sweet surprises that never becomes cloying..."--New York Post
"Reading Wendy Bounds's very fine book is much like a delightful night spent visiting a pub in Ireland."--Frank Gannon, author, Mid-Life Irish
"A true romance--with a place."--Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers