By (author) Michelle Huneven
Jamesland by Michelle Huneven
Book DescriptionJamesland , the buoyant second novel by Michelle Huneven, critically acclaimed author of Round Rock , is a witty, sophisticated, and deeply humane comedy of unlikely redemption. When thirty-three-year-old Alice Black discovers a deer in her dining room after fighting with her boyfriend, she wonders if she s going crazy. Pete Ross, forty-six, knows he s crazy. He s wrecked his marriage, slashed his wrists, and done time in a psychiatric institution, and now he's being cared for by his mother, who s a nun. Forty-five-year-old Helen Harland, a spirited Unitarian Universalist minister, is being driven crazy by her hostile church administration. Living in Los Feliz, California, the three meet at Helen s Wednesday midweek services. Though initially incompatible, the sheer force of Helen s idiosyncratic ministering (her variety show of religious experience ) paired with Alice s illustrious ancestor William James proves to be a catalyst for friendship and a kind of transcendence. Generous and compassionate, Michelle Huneven delivers a joyful new novel about love, faith, and a few wayward souls waiting for life to begin. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375713132
(204mm x 133mm x 22mm)
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michelle Huneven
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Literary Pasadena, Paperback / softback (April 2013)
Short fiction from the talented writers who live in the shadow of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Blame, Paperback / softback» View all books by Michelle Huneven
Huneven's third book is a spellbinding novel of guilt and love, family and shame, sobriety and the lack of it, and the moral ambiguities that ensnare us all.
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Author Biography - Michelle Huneven
Michelle Huneven received a Whiting Writers' Award in 2002, and has also won a GE Younger Writers Award in Fiction and a James Beard Award. She is presently a restaurant reviewer for the LA Weekly. Her first novel, Round Rock, was named a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. She lives in Altadena, California.
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