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Description - Eleanor and Abel by Annette Sanford

From an award-winning writer, an utterly charming, delightfully fractured fairy tale of a romance between two people old enough to know better. When a storm tears a hole in Miss Eleanor Bannister's roof, the itinerant carpenter who volunteers to repair it is so capable and charming that he remodels Miss Eleanor's life. A retired schoolteacher in the town where she's always lived, Eleanor, at age sixty-nine, finds the sudden presence of Abel Brown in her life unnerving and unsettling --and after a time, irresistible. He shakes up her fixed ideas of who she is and starts her wanting something she never imagined for herself. Amid many complications, Eleanor and Abel proceed on the fractious course of their courtship, in a novel that is never less than captivating, witty, and pointedly clear-eyed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781582432731
ISBN-10: 1582432732
Format: Hardback
(197mm x 124mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Counterpoint
Publisher: Counterpoint
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Annette Sanford

Annette Sanford taught English for many years before becoming a full-time writer. Her first collection, Lasting Attachments received the Southwest Booksellers-Dallas Times Herald fiction award. Her stories have been featured on Public Radio and have been read in live performance at Symphony Space literary events in New York City and at the Texas Bound Literary Series in Dallas. Her stories have appeared in many journals and have been anthologised in Best American Short Stories, New Fiction from New England, and New Stories from the South, The Year's Best. She is also the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.