The Beauty of Ordinary Things

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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.34 inches | 0.42 pounds

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About the Author
Harriet Scott Chessman is a teacher and a librettist. Her fiction has been translated into ten languages, and has been featured in publications such as The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, and The San Francisco Chronicle. She is the author of Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper, Ohio Angels, and Someone Not Really Her Mother. She lives in Branford, Connecticut.
"Filled with precise, loving observations of human nature, The Beauty of Ordinary Things is a slender, wise triumph of a novel, exquisitely distilled. Read this book; it will open your heart." --Michelle Richmond, author, The Year of the Fog
"This beautiful short novel is populated by characters who are connected to each other by filaments of memory, regret and yearning. Each strand is lovely on its own, and the whole is captivating, radiant, mysterious, and deeply moving. I loved it." --Ann Packer, author, The Dive From Clausen's Pier
"The Beauty of Ordinary Things is a soulful, tender, affecting novel, with complex, searching, sympathetic characters whose situations and plights one deeply cares about. Harriet Scott Chessman has written another wonderful book!" --Ron Hansen, author, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
"A beautiful étude of humanity. Harriet Scott Chessman succeeds in writing a song of the soul in The Beauty of Ordinary Things. ... Her writing is like poetry spoken in real, soft voices. It would be hard to close this book and not feel changed." --ForeWord Magazine
"Chessman paints word pictures bathed in color and light." -- Boston Globe
"Quite simply stunning. In an exquisite few pages, Harriet Scott Chessman delivers a gigantic story." --Meg Waite Clayton, author, The Wednesday Daughters