A dense tangle of relationships forms a rich background for the passionate love of Laura, a happily married young mother, and David, who is dying of cancer. Laura's grandmother Sophie cares for her ignorant neighbor Aida, supporting her through childbirth by quoting Phil Donahue during the delivery. Aida meanwhile urges a reluctant Sophie to marry a rich, elderly widower. David's already grieving wife finds a caring lover. And as David's father helplessly watches his son fade, he joyfully woos a married reference librarian with long legs. There are no villains in this story. The characters are as painfully vivid in their intelligence and caring as in their uncertainty and selfishness. Thurm gathers together life's bits and pieces, creating a whole whose sharp facets are truly reflecting. An admirable novel. Johanna Ezell, Mont Alto Campus Lib., Pennsylvania State Univ.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Happily married Laura meetsand falls in love witha man who is dying of cancer. Meanwhile, her 85-year-old grandmother is trying to decide whether having a man in bed at night is worth putting up with him during the day. PW found this "sad and lovely" book "continually absorbing."
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140107568