A shower of summer days: a Novel
So begins May Sarton's evocative early novel about Violet Gordon's return, after thirty years, to her childhood home, where much had to be settled in one brief summer--fateful decisions about a marriage, a love affair, and a career. No influence was more important than the splendid old Dene's Court itself, and the memories it held.
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|Grouping Title||shower of summer days|
|Grouping Author||sarton may|
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|Last Indexed||2020-01-28 03:28:15AM|
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|display_description||The Irish estate home Dene's Court has been empty for years-its icy visage, shuttered windows, and overgrown tennis court are a burden for its caretakers and a curiosity for the nearby townspeople. And so the announcement that Violet Dene Gordon and her husband, Charles, are on their way back from British Burma to settle in the long-dormant estate sends a ripple of excitement through the sleepy village. For Violet, Dene's Court stands as a monument to her childhood, but lingering doubts remain about whether she and Charles will be happy there. Adding complexity to the arrangement is the arrival of Violet's American niece, a college student named Sally who has been sent by her mother in an effort to put an ocean between the impetuous young woman and the object of her affection, an actor. Anxiety, tempers, and long-buried emotions flare as the estate's new residents search for a sense of belonging and peace between its hallowed and serene walls.|
|owning_library_pitkin||Pitkin County Library|
Families -- Ireland -- Fiction
Ireland -- Fiction
|title_display||A shower of summer days|
|title_full||A Shower of Summer Days : a Novel [electronic resource] Sarton, May.|
A shower of summer days / May Sarton
|title_short||A shower of summer days|