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Before we sleep : a novel

Author: Jeffrey Lent
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The sweeping, intergenerational story of a Vermont family, from WWII to the dawning of the '60s--the most magisterial and moving novel of acclaimed author Jeffrey Lent's career. Katey Snow, seventeen, slips the pickup into neutral and rolls silently out of the driveway of her Vermont home, her parents, Oliver and Ruth, still asleep. She isn't so much running away as on a journey of discovery. She carries with her a
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lent, Jeffrey.
Before we sleep.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017
(DLC) 2016036369
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Lent
ISBN: 9781620404997 1620404990 9781620405000 1620405008 9781541406988 1541406982
OCLC Number: 956263484
Description: 387 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Jeffrey Lent.

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The sweeping, intergenerational story of a Vermont family, from WWII to the dawning of the '60s--the most magisterial and moving novel of acclaimed author Jeffrey Lent's career. Katey Snow, seventeen, slips the pickup into neutral and rolls silently out of the driveway of her Vermont home, her parents, Oliver and Ruth, still asleep. She isn't so much running away as on a journey of discovery. She carries with her a packet of letters addressed to her mother from an old army buddy of her father's. She has only recently been told that Oliver, who she adores more than anyone, isn't her biological father. She hopes the letter's sender will have answers to her many questions. Before We Sleep moves gracefully between Katey's perspective on the road and her mother, Ruth's. Through Ruth's recollections, we learn of her courtship with Oliver, their marriage on the eve of war, and his return as a changed man. Oliver had always been a bit dreamy, but became more remote, finding solace most of all in repairing fiddles. There were adjustments, accommodations, sacrifices--but the family went on to find its own rhythms, satisfactions, and happiness. Now Katey's journey may rearrange the Snows' story. Set in a lovingly realized Vermont setting, tracking the changes that come with the turning of the seasons--and decades--and signaling the dawning of a new freedom as Katey moves out into a world in flux, Before We Sleep is a novel about family, about family secrets, and about the love that holds families together. It is also about the Greatest Generation as it moves into the very different era of the 1960s, and about the trauma of war that so profoundly weighed on both generations.

Katey Snow slips the pickup into neutral and rolls silently out of the driveway of her Vermont home; her parents, Oliver and Ruth, still asleep. She isn't so much running away as on a journey of discovery, carrying a packet of letters addressed to her mother from an old army buddy of her father's. She has only recently been told that Oliver, who she adores more than anyone, isn't her biological father. Through Ruth's recollections, we learn of her courtship with Oliver, their marriage on the eve of war, and his return as a changed man.

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