Letter from Point Clear A Novel by Dennis McFarland

Cover of: Letter from Point Clear | Dennis McFarland

Published by Henry Holt and Co. .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • American Contemporary Fiction - Individual Authors +,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • Family Life,
  • Alabama,
  • Brothers and sisters,
  • Domestic fiction

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9687840M
ISBN 100805077669
ISBN 109780805077667

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Dennis McFarland's latest "Letter From Point Clear" is the most touching, interesting and refreshing look at family and religion that I've read since Haven Kimmel's, "The Solace of Leaving Early" - another of my favorites/5(14). With its finely evoked tableaus from Wellfleet to the Alabama coast, "Letter From Point Clear" is a gratifying, emotionally resonant novel -- its heart and longing steeped in the Old South, its sensibility years and miles beyond.

Gail Caldwell is chief book critic of the Globe. She can be reached at [email protected]   Letter from Point Clear likely will draw the praise [McFarland's] five previous ones did, and deserves it.” —Chicago Sun Times “An emotionally rich family drama propelled by vivid characters and lovely writingAuthor: Dennis Mcfarland.

In Letter from Point Clear (Holt), Dennis McFarland conjures the love, need, discomfort, resentment, and warmth shared among grown siblings. His Owen clan, two sisters and a brother, are clever and appealing, and they remind you of J.D.

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In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. Letter From Point Clear likely will draw the praise the five previous ones did, and deserves it.” —Chicago Sun Times “I was already a fan of Dennis McFarland, so I’m happy to report that Letter from Point Clear is his best, most moving book so far.

His characters, members of a privileged yet very poignant clan, surprised me again and. Dennis McFarland's latest "Letter From Point Clear" is the most touching, interesting and refreshing look at family and religion that I've read since Haven Kimmel's, "The Solace of Leaving Early" - another of my favorites/5(16).

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A brother and sister return to their Southern hometown to rescue their younger sister from her marriage to an evangelica Brand: Henry Holt And Co. A novel of nuanced emotional complexity, with a refreshing emphasis on character rather than on post-modern angst.

Once again McFarland (Prince Edward,etc.) anatomizes family dynamics, this time through three adult Owen and his sister Ellen have tried to escape their southern past first by attending boarding school in New England and later by Author: Dennis Mcfarland. Letter From Point Clear His latest novel, Letter from Point Clear, continues in that vein a tale of three children from a wealthy family in Point Clear, Alabama, McFarland's native state.

As soon as they were of age, siblings Ellen, Morris and Bonnie left Point Clear and headed north, away from life with their alcoholic father.

Letter from Point Clear: a novel. [Dennis McFarland] -- 10 months after the death of the family's alcoholic patriarch, Roy. Of the three adult children, Ellen, a published poet, is separated from her husband for the summer and caring for their young son.

Summary: When the Owen children, who have all left Point Clear, Alabama, for points north, hear their father is ill, the youngest, Bonnie, returns home to care for him; when Bonnie announces her marriage to a preacher, the siblings head for Alabama to extricate Bonnie from her latest mistake.

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