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By Julia Glass

ISBN-10: 0307908631

ISBN-13: 9780307908636

During this richly targeted novel in regards to the quest for an unknown father, Julia Glass brings new characters including favourite figures from her first novels, immersing readers in a landscape that stretches from suburban New Jersey to rural Vermont and finally to the end of Cape Cod.

Kit Noonan is an unemployed paintings historian with twins to aid help and a personal loan to pay--and a spouse pissed off through his inertia. Raised by means of a strong-willed, secretive unmarried mom, package hasn't ever identified the id of his father--a secret that his spouse insists he needs to remedy to maneuver ahead along with his existence. Out of desperation, package is going to the mountain retreat of his mother's former husband, Jasper, a take-no-prisoners outdoorsman. There, in the course of a fierce snowfall, package and Jasper confront stories of the bittersweet decade whilst their households have been joined. Reluctantly breaking a long-ago promise, Jasper connects equipment with Lucinda and Zeke Burns, who comprehend the reply he's searching for. Readers of Glass's first novel, Three Junes, will realize Lucinda because the mom of Malachy, the song critic who died of AIDS. in reality, to totally comprehend the secrets and techniques surrounding his paternity, equipment will commute farther nonetheless, assembly Fenno McLeod, now in his overdue fifties, and Fenno's longtime significant other, the gregarious Walter Kinderman.

And the darkish Sacred Night is an exquisitely memorable story concerning the younger offerings that steer our destinies, the need of forgiveness, and the dangers we take after we face down the shadows from our past.

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Now, it is constantly on in my office, my home, and – thanks to my new iPhone – in my pocket. It has been some time since I have counted the number of times a day that I 22 | Technology, Science, and the Book check my two e-mail accounts, three Facebook pages, my blog, or my Twitter feed, but it would certainly number in the hundreds. Even when I write, I have e-mail – and often Facebook – loaded in the background and set to ring an electronic bell when I get a new message. The only time that I am truly alone is when I am reading a book, and once the Kindle comes bundled with e-mail and social media software, I fear I will lose even these few moments of solitude.

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This idea of the novel is gaining on me: that it is not, except superficially, only a thing to be studied in English classes – that it is a field for thinking, a condensed time-world that is parallel (or adjacent) to ours. That its purpose is less to communicate themes or major recognitions and more to engage the mind, the sensibility, in a process that in its full realization bears upon our living as an ignition to inwardness, which has no larger end, which is the end itself. Enhancement. Deepening.

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