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Good to a Fault

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Absorbed in her own failings, 43-year-old Clara Purdy crashes her life into a sharp left turn, taking the young family in the other car along with her. When bruises on the mother, Lorraine, prove to be late-stage cancer, Clara moves the three children and their terrible grandmother into her own house while Lorraine undergoes treatment at the local hospital. We know what is good, but we don't do it. In "Good to a Fault", Clara decides to give it a try, and then has to cope with the consequences : exhaustion, fury, hilarity, and unexpected love. But she questions her own motives. Is she acting out of true goodness, or out of guilt? And most shamefully, has she taken the family over simply because she wants one of her own? In "Good to a Fault", award-winning writer Marina Endicott examines what we owe in this life and what we deserve. And the result is a profound and unforgettable novel.

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In a moment of self-absorption, Clara Purdy's life takes a sharp left turn when she crashes into a beat-up car carrying an itinerant family of six. The Gage family had been traveling to a new life in Fort McMurray, but bruises on the mother, Lorraine, prove to be late-stage cancer rather than remnants of the accident. Recognizing their need as her responsibility, Clara tries to do the right thing and moves the children, husband and horrible grandmother into her own house―then has to cope with the consequences of practical goodness. As Lorraine walks the borders of death, Clara expands into life, finding purpose, energy and unexpected love amidst the hard, unaccustomed work of sharing her days. But the burden is not Clara's alone: Lorraine’s children must cope with divided loyalties and Lorraine must live with her growing, unpayable debt to Clara―and the feeling that Clara has taken her place. What, exactly, does it mean to be good? When is sacrifice merely selfishness? What do we owe in this life and what do we deserve? Marina Endicott looks at life and death through the compassionate lens of a born novelist: being good, being at fault, and finding some balance on the precipice.

About the Author:

Born in British Columbia in 1958, Marina Endicott worked as an actor before moving to London, where she began to write fiction. Endicott's first short story appeared in 1985. Her stories have been anthologized in Coming Attractions and short-listed for the 1993 Journey Prize. Her first novel, Open Arms (2001), was a finalist for the Canada First Novel Award and was broadcast on CBC Radio's Between the Covers in 2003. Her long poem about the Mayerthorpe incident, "The Policeman's Wife, Some Letters", was short-listed for the CBC Literary Awards in 2006. Good to a Fault, was published in Canada by Freehand Books in 2008. It was a finalist for the 2008 Giller Prize and won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Canada and the Caribbean. She is married with two children and lives in Canada.

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Descrizione libro Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Absorbed in her own failings, 43-year-old Clara Purdy crashes her life into a sharp left turn, taking the young family in the other car along with her. When bruises on the mother, Lorraine, prove to be late-stage cancer, Clara moves the three children and their terrible grandmother into her own house while Lorraine undergoes treatment at the local hospital. We know what is good, but we don t do it. In Good to a Fault , Clara decides to give it a try, and then has to cope with the consequences : exhaustion, fury, hilarity, and unexpected love. But she questions her own motives. Is she acting out of true goodness, or out of guilt? And most shamefully, has she taken the family over simply because she wants one of her own? In Good to a Fault , award-winning writer Marina Endicott examines what we owe in this life and what we deserve. And the result is a profound and unforgettable novel. Codice libro della libreria AB99780099537458

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Descrizione libro Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Absorbed in her own failings, 43-year-old Clara Purdy crashes her life into a sharp left turn, taking the young family in the other car along with her. When bruises on the mother, Lorraine, prove to be late-stage cancer, Clara moves the three children and their terrible grandmother into her own house while Lorraine undergoes treatment at the local hospital. We know what is good, but we don t do it. In Good to a Fault , Clara decides to give it a try, and then has to cope with the consequences : exhaustion, fury, hilarity, and unexpected love. But she questions her own motives. Is she acting out of true goodness, or out of guilt? And most shamefully, has she taken the family over simply because she wants one of her own? In Good to a Fault , award-winning writer Marina Endicott examines what we owe in this life and what we deserve. And the result is a profound and unforgettable novel. Codice libro della libreria AB99780099537458

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