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Facing The Light (edition 2004)

by Adele Geras

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Title:Facing The Light
Authors:Adele Geras
Info:Orion (2004), Mass Market Paperback, 512 pages
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This story was one of three combined in a Reader's Digest book that I picked up for nothing and I really enjoyed it. I was a little confused as to the relationships between the characters at first, but the characters were credible and the plot, although a tad predictable, kept me interested. ( )
  Carolinejyoung | Jan 19, 2013 |
Interesting enough family saga, easy to guess the ending and reading it killed a few hours. ( )
1 vote soliloquies | Nov 28, 2012 |
Set in a English country house, this book explores the stories of three generations of the Walsh family during the weekend of Leanora's 75th birthday.

This is a family saga type of book and remains gentle (almost too much) throughout. Many of the revelations were signposted in advance or easily guessed, but as the characters are well drawn and believable you float along with them. ( )
1 vote floriferous | Oct 7, 2012 |
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An extended family gathers in late August to celebrate the seventy-fifth birthday of its formidable matriarch, Leonora. She is the daughter of the famous Edwardian painter Ethan Walsh, whose paintings are kept at the family home, Willow Court in Wiltshire. At Leonora's house party will be her daughters, Gwen and Rilla, whom she raised alone after she was widowed in her late twenties; Rilla's stepdaughter Beth; and Gwen's husband and three children with their spouses and lovers. One outsider joins the group: Sean Everard, a television director who's making a documentary about the life and work of Ethan Walsh. All families have their dark side and Leonora's is no exception. By the time the marquee is dismantled and all the guests have gone their separate ways, two shocking past events have come to light, to rock complacency and change for ever the lives of Leonora and her daughters.

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"An extended family gathers in late August to celebrate the seventy-fifth birthday of its formidable matriarch, Leonora. She is the daugther of the famous Edwardian painter Ethan Walsh, whose paintings are kept at Willow Court, the stately family home in England. At Leonora's house party will be her daughters, Gwen and Rilla; Rilla's stepdaughter Beth; and Gwen's husband and three children with their assorted spouses and lovers. One outsider joins the group: Sean Everard, a television director who's making a documentary about the life and work of Ethan Walsh." "All families have their dark side, and Leonora's is no exception. By the time the party's over, two shocking events from the past have come to light that will change the lives of Leonora and her daughters forever."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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