Five Questions

Five Questions

by Kitty B. Florey
     
 

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Wynn Tynan, a young woman growing up in rural Maine, has been raised by her accomplished parents to be an artist. When Wynn's idyllic life takes a brief wrong turn -- she becomes pregnant as a teenager -- her loving but dominating mother is determined that her goals remain intact, and with reluctance, Wynn gives the baby up for adoption.

At art school, she

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Wynn Tynan, a young woman growing up in rural Maine, has been raised by her accomplished parents to be an artist. When Wynn's idyllic life takes a brief wrong turn -- she becomes pregnant as a teenager -- her loving but dominating mother is determined that her goals remain intact, and with reluctance, Wynn gives the baby up for adoption.

At art school, she meets Patrick Foss, with his golden eyes, ragged sweaters, and single-minded devotion to his sculpture, and knows she has found the love of her life. But fate intervenes with a tragedy from her past, and Wynn's life spirals into nightmare.

In an effort to make sense of her life -- both the horror and the eventual redemption -- Wynn asks herself five crucial questions. This novel, written in Wynn's voice, is her answer to them.

There have been many books written about the bond between mother and daughter, but perhaps none so unusual as "Five Questions. With the compassion and insight of Wally Lamb and with a strong dose of sagacious wit, Kitty Burns Florey brings us the heartbreaking story of mother love gone wrong, of terrible loss, and of the unexpected blessing of a second

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
Displays the novelist's eye for telling detail combined with a wider vision of a character's place within her family, her community, her culture.
Washington Post
Florey's gracefully observant style informs our empathy for her characters.
Philadelphia Inquirer
A good read with appealing characters that draw out our sympathy and make us want to know how their lives will turn out

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759525078
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
07/15/2001
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
699 KB

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