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"I couldn't put it down."---Barbara KingsolverIn 1955, Mary and Jim Leader have the American dream: careers in medicine; a young and healthy family; and even a vacation home---a shabby resort far from bustling Chicago. But one hot afternoon changes everything. Mary, now a widow, must find a path out of her grief into a future for herself and five small children.In Michigan"I couldn't put it down."---Barbara KingsolverIn 1955, Mary and Jim Leader have the American dream: careers in medicine; a young and healthy family; and even a vacation home---a shabby resort far from bustling Chicago. But one hot afternoon changes everything. Mary, now a widow, must find a path out of her grief into a future for herself and five small children.In Michigan to sell the resort, Mary sees seven hawks riding the storm winds over the lake. This place, she thinks, can heal them with its wild beauty, so she moves her family to the northern lakeshore.But Mary has forgotten what it's like to live in a tiny rural community, where almost everyone has a stake in maintaining the status quo. Secrets are kept at great cost as Mary's children often struggle to raise themselves. A coming-of-age story for each member of the family, this is a novel of quiet heroism and the power of personal freedom.Praise for Marjorie Kowalski Cole and her previous novel, Correcting the Landscape:". . . her writing is simple, vivid and gorgeous."---Eugene Register-Guard". . . a remarkable new talent. Critics have lined up to praise the book."---Tucson Citizen"Cole's style is subtle but engrossing . . . It is quite a debut."---BooklistCover illustration: ©iStockphoto.com/ImagineGolf...

Title : A Spell on the Water
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ISBN : 9780472034635
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 250 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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A Spell on the Water Reviews

  • Msatyakima
    2019-04-01 05:27

    Marjorie worked for me as a librarian and died way too soon of cance. I believe this is her best book and I literally couldn't put it down and I wanted MORE!

  • Holly
    2019-04-10 02:23

    Couldn't put it down. Set in N. Michigan this is a must read for anyone who wonders if they are brave or not. Superb.

  • Lila Vogt
    2019-04-14 01:32

    Loved it!

  • Sharon
    2019-03-29 05:25

    The story is about a young widow with 5 children who decides to raise them on a lake in Northern Michigan, believing in the power of nature to heal. I loved the setting, but found the story rather disjointed - too many characters to develop any of them well.

  • Bookbeaver
    2019-04-02 06:34

    This was so bad I couldn't finish, which, for me, is rare. The writing is forced and stilted and the story struggles to gain any momentum. Then, around 80 or so pages in, it got all jesusy and that was it for me.