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The last romantics : a novel

Author: Tara Conklin
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : First HarperLuxe editionView all editions and formats
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When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time. It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. Caught between the predictable life they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Novels
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Conklin
ISBN: 9780062887542 0062887548
OCLC Number: 1083526846
Notes: "Larger print"--Spine.
Description: 495 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Tara Conklin.

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When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time. It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. Caught between the predictable life they once led and an uncertain future that stretches before them, the Skinner siblings-- fierce Renee, sensitive Caroline, golden boy Joe and watchful Fiona-- emerge from the Pause staunchly loyal and deeply connected. Two decades later, the siblings find themselves once again confronted with a family crisis that tests the strength of these bonds and forces them to question the life choices they've made and ask what, exactly, they will do for love.

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"Intensely moving."--Shanina Piyarali, Shelf Awareness "An intimate, soul-searing examination of a modern family and the ties that bind, for better or worse."--Stefanie Hargreaves, Shelf Awareness Read more...

 
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