Carol Bruneau Giveaway

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Author: Carol Bruneau
Hardcover: 280 pages
Publisher: Cormorant Books Inc

From the Inside Flap :

Fifty-two years after the Halifax Explosion in which her parents and siblings die, she loses her daughter, Helena, and she almost loses her husband Lucy Caines faces the possibility of yet another terrible loss. This time, her husband Harry, a man she has variously loved and loathed, suffers a stroke; he is partially paralyzed and has lost the ability to speak.

In Glass Voices, Lucy Caines not only comes to terms with a newly disabled husband and the new life she must now lead at the age of seventy- one, she also comes to terms with the life she has lived and, along the way, she discovers forgiveness and redemption.

Glass Voices explores the inner life of a woman who has always worked hard for her family, who has held herself, her husband, and her son to the highest standards (though they have disappointed her), and who has accepted much but forgiven little. At the thought of losing her husband, Lucy is forced to understand her marriage in a more compassionate light. The life the young husband and wife carved out for themselves amid the survivors village of ramshackle houses, gambling, moonshine, and illegal fishing has become one of comfortable middle-class.

But Lucy continues to mourn the loss of her daughter and regrets the marriage of her son to Rebecca, the daughter of the woman who ran the speakeasy her husband attended night after night with his accordion. She deeply regrets her grandson's decision to drop out of high school and go west, where, she is certain, the wasted life of a hippie will be his future.

Award-winning author Carol Bruneau's moving portrait of a mother and her family traverses personal tragedy, two World Wars, the Depression, Prohibition, and the social tumult of the 1960s, tackling the necessities of moving on, and celebrating the possibility of finding salvation in the unlikeliest places.

There are three ways to enter to win a copy of Glass Voices :

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Do all three, and you have three chances to win! The winner will be drawn with on Thursday, February 28th, 2008, at 12noon EST.


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