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Maureen Howard : A Lover's Almanac
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Author: Maureen Howard
Title: A Lover's Almanac
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Published in: English
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Date: 1998-01-01
ISBN: 067087597X
Publisher: Viking Adult
Weight: 1.2 pounds
Size: 6.3 x 9.1 x 1.0 inches
Edition: First Edition
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Braving the mysteries of how and why two people fall in love, Maureen Howard weaves history, art, sciance, astronomy, and the compelling needs of family into the intensely romanic A Lover's Almanac - a novel of radiant intelligence and delicious wit. The exhilarating flights and emotional depth of Howard's storytelling balance the fate of young lovers in New York: Artie, a bastard, perhaps "begot in the mud of Woodstock," now a boyish computer wizrd, and Louise, a hot new painter out of the Midwest, seriously committed to her art. Their romance, seemingly shattered on the eve of the millenium, is played against he tale of two old lovers lost to each other for half a century. These intertwined lives gather history and time itself into a haunting narrative in which truth surfaces to wound and heal. Seamless entries on the exploits of formative geniuses, from Ben Franklin to Robert Oppenheimer, bring the desire for progress into perspective with the limitd dreams of private life. Brimming with the exuberance of Salman Rushdie and the moral purpose of Don DeLillo, A Lover's Almanac renders our confrontation with the past and the need to move on to the rest of our days - transforming the dear Old Farmer's Almanac into a bright book of life.
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