One Vacant Chair
By (author) Joe Coomer
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One Vacant Chair by Joe Coomer
Book DescriptionSarah's Aunt Edna paints portraits of chairs. The old house is filled with the paintings and the chairs themselves surround her work - a silent yet vigil audience. At the funeral of Grandma Hutton, who Edna had cared for through her terminal illness, Sarah begins helping her aunt clean up the last of a life. This includes honouring Grandma's surprising wish to have her ashes scattered in Scotland. As the novel moves from the oppressive heat of Texas to the misty beauty of Scotland, Sarah comes to learn about Edna's remarkable secret life on a journey of discovery.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781555975142
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Publisher: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 10-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Joe Coomer
Pocketful of Names, Paperback (June 2007)
Hannah's life is rudely interrupted one summer when a dog arrives with the tide. He is soon followed by a teenage runaway, a mainland family in need, and a trapped whale. Now Hannah faces new emotional challenges as alarming family secrets are uncovered.
One Vacant Chair, Hardback (September 2003)
The funeral of her grandmother reunites Sarah with her aunt Edna, a strange woman who has filled her house with paintings of empty chairs.
Apologizing to Dogs, Paperback (September 2001)
Heartwarming, hilarious, and utterly human, this book tells the tale of a group of eccentric antique dealers, who must face the task of cleaning up the mess they're in, after a violent storm strikes, wreaking havoc as well as causing fire, a heart attack, and grand theft.
Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God, Paperback (May 1997)» View all books by Joe Coomer
The quirky and life-sustaining friendship among three women of different generations is brought to life with rare insight and humor in this poignant novel, optioned for feature film production by Jodie Foster.
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Author Biography - Joe Coomer
Joe Coomer is the author of "Pocketful of Names," "Apologizing to Dogs," "Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God," "The Loop," "Sailing in a Spoonful of Water," and "Dream House." He lives in Texas and Maine.
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