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Only Piece of Furniture in House

Only Piece of Furniture in House
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The confusing passage to adulthood is the heart of Glancys slender, poignant and powerful story of an innocent, deeply religious teenage girl. The second oldest of nine children, Rachel Hume learned to read by deciphering highway signs as her family followed her father, an itinerant railroad worker...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781559212946
  • ISBN-10: 1559212942
  • Publisher: Moyer Bell and its subsidiaries
  • Media: Paperback
  • Quantity Available: 1
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The confusing passage to adulthood is the heart of Glancys slender, poignant and powerful story of an innocent, deeply religious teenage girl. The second oldest of nine children, Rachel Hume learned to read by deciphering highway signs as her family followed her father, an itinerant railroad worker, across the bountiful countrysides of Louisiana and Texas. Now nearly grown, Rachel is a committed Christian; her world is still defined by her deep attachment to her mother and Goduntil she falls in love with a young soldier. But the shelter of her familys love leaves newly married Rachel little prepared for the demands of her husband, Jim Satterethwait, and life in the army barracks, surrounded by people who drink, commit adultery and neglect their children. Rachels problems are further complicated when she becomes pregnant and barely survives a difficult childbirth that is succeeded by post-partum depression. Instead of turning to her patient husband, Rachel retreats to her childhood home, where she must finally learn to face the world --Publishers Weekly (1996)

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The only piece of furniture in this house turns out to be the matriarch of the family, Bethana, a beleaguered and omnipresent woman who holds her family together and dominates their lives. Set against the sparse landscape of Texas and Louisiana, coated with the dust of poverty, and infused with an obdurate faith, Glancys novel belongs in the canon of Southern womens fiction that includes works by such authors as Lee Smith and Kaye Gibbons.

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  • ISBN-13 : 9781559212946
  • ISBN-10 : 1559212942
  • Media : Paperback
  • Pages : 160
  • Status : 1 on hand
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  • Pages : 160
  • Release Date : 2007-07-01
  • Categories : United States
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