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Sarah'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 Details

ISBN: 9781555975142
ISBN-10: 1555975143
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Publisher: Graywolf Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 10-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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.

Books By Author Joe Coomer

Pocketful of Names by Joe Coomer

Pocketful of Names

Paperback, June 2007
One Vacant Chair by Joe Coomer

One Vacant Chair

Hardback, September 2003
Apologizing to Dogs by Joe Coomer

Apologizing to Dogs

Paperback, September 2001
Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God by Joe Coomer

Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God

Paperback, May 1997