Carpenter's Lady by Barbara Delinsky

By Barbara Delinsky

A vintage novel from New York Times bestselling writer Barbara Delinsky, The Carpenter’s woman is the poignant and romantic tale of 2 humans looking to rebuild their lives. After a painful divorce, a winning author leaves New York for New Hampshire, the place she hopes to fix her damaged middle. but if she meets a compellingly enigmatic chippie, a brand new love starts off . . .

Show description

Read Online or Download Carpenter's Lady PDF

Best family life books

Valmiki's Daughter

In Valmiki’s Daughter, severely acclaimed and best-selling novelist Shani Mootoo returns to the fashion — and a few of the topics — she first explored in her breakout e-book, Cereus Blooms at evening.

Mootoo introduces readers to the Krishnus, a well-to-do Trinidadian family members firmly ensconced within the strict social hierarchy of the island. during this tale of relations secrets and techniques, patriarch Valmiki conceals a painful truth approximately his sexual identification whereas his youngest, the energetic and clever Viveka, struggles to return to phrases with a painful mystery attached to her sexual identification.

As Valmiki’s and Viveka’s secrets and techniques threaten to shake the rules of the kin, this fantastically written and hypnotically paced novel explores the complicated interplay of race, gender, type, and sexuality in a closed society.

The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo

In this charming novel, Darrin Doyle paints a charming portrait of the all-American family—if the all-American family’s youngest baby ate a whole urban in Michigan with a grin, that is.  Doyle has a flare for writing approximately kinfolk disorder with a twist. With a special combination of realism and fable, the woman Who Ate Kalamazoo is the relocating tale of the hauntingly attractive Audrey Mapes, who begun her illustrious “career” via downing crayons via the carton merely to graduate to consuming a complete urban one chunk at a time.

Sometimes a Great Notion

The terrific moment novel from the mythical writer of 1 Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Following the awesome luck of his first novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey wrote what Charles Bowden calls "one of the few crucial books written by means of an American within the final part century. " This wild-spirited story tells of a sour strike that rages via a small lumber city alongside the Oregon coast.

Extra info for Carpenter's Lady

Sample text

Her THE CARPENTER'S LADY 101 mother had spent too many years controlling people to easily relinquish the reins on her daughter. "I do, darling. But I worry. It's a mother's prerogative. After all, I'm not a youngster and---" "You're fifty-four and in your prime," Debra interrupted with an indulgent smile. "And you look ten years younger. " "Not if you don't watch yourself up there, Debra. The air is dry. " At her mother's insistence, she'd had that since she was sixteen. "Yes, Mother," she drawled, having long since learned not to ar gue.

Gardner may be mally fourth, but believe me, if I decide to take him up on his proposal, he'll be my last. " Debra teased, but her mother's rejoinder sobered her. "Like mother, like daughter. I've also had calls from John and Benjie, either of whom would like to see you when you're down. " "I... " Other than to steer religiously clear of New York, she thought. " "It's unnecessary. He'll mail me a weekly outline; I'll mail him back the finished script. " It had taken some convincing, but with Debra's mind set, Harris had had little choice.

Be my guest. It's not much more than a hole in the ground with a furnace and a lot of pipes. " She spoke more quickly than usual. "It's the small door beside the stove in the kitchen. " He sent her a wry smile. " The instant he disappeared, she hurriedly knelt to open the miniature television-radio console that had stood innocently by her suitcases looking for all practical purposes like simply another leather-bound case. Not so. This gem had been a gift to herself when she'd returned from Haiti with the divorce decree.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 12 votes