Description - The Whole World Over by Julia Glass
From the author of the beloved novel Three Junes comes a rich and commanding story about the accidents, both grand and small, that determine our choices in love and marriage. Greenie Duquette, openhearted yet stubborn, devotes most of her passionate attention to her Greenwich Village bakery and her four-year-old son, George. Her husband, Alan, seems to have fallen into a mid-life depression, while Walter, a traditional gay man who has become her closest professional ally, is nursing a broken heart. t is at Walter s restaurant that the visiting governor of New Mexico tastes Greenie s coconut cake and decides to woo her away from the city to be his chef. For reasons both ambitious and desperate, she accepts and finds herself heading west without her husband. This impulsive decision will change the course of several lives within and beyond Greenie s orbit. Alan, alone in New York, must face down his demons; Walter, eager for platonic distraction, takes in his teenage nephew. Yet Walter cannot steer clear of love trouble, and despite his enforced solitude, Alan is still surrounded by women- his powerful sister, an old flame, and an animal lover named Saga, who grapples with demons
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(198mm x 130mm x 33mm)
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Author Biography - Julia Glass
Julia Glass, winner of the National Book Award for her novel Three Junes, was a 2004-2005 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and her short stories have been honoured with three Nelson Algren Awards and the Tobias Wolff Award. Until recently a longtime New Yorker, she now lives with her family in Massachusetts.