A Dangerous Age

A Dangerous Age

A Novel

eBook - 2008
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The winner of the National Book Award returns with a moving story of a family of women drawn together by the trials of the times.

The women in the Hand family are no strangers to either controversy or sadness. Those traits seem, in fact, to be a part of their family's heritage, one that stretches back through several generations and many wars. A Dangerous Age is a celebration of the strength of these women and of the bonds of blood and shared loss that hold them together. Louise, Winifred, and Olivia are reconnecting the pieces of their lives and rediscovering love, but each is unwittingly on a collision course with a seemingly distant war that is really never more than a breath away. By turns humorous and heartbreaking, this finely honed novel about the centuries-old struggle for women who are left to carry on with life when their men go off to war is by a writer the Washington Post says "should be declared a national cultural treasure."

Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008.
ISBN: 9781565126626
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jul 24, 2018

She is such a lovely writer & I really enjoyed getting to spend more time with the Hand sisters. I just wish she'd write more! Any book by Ellen Gilchrist is a treasure.

Jan 22, 2012

This tale becomes tedious. The constant focus on sexuality for the entire beginning of the book serves little but to force the reader to slog through pages to find some gripping thread to the story. Gilchrist has some real wonderful moments in her fiction but I can barely finish this book.


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