Overview

When Anna Donoghue agrees to spring her aged father from his nursing home and drive him halfway across the country to the Iowa town she grew up in and has no wish to see again, she believes that he is the only traveler in their car with something to find there. But the old man, helpless with Parkinson s, is impelled by unspoken business that will rock her ordered world. And so will the revelations coming from Anna's only child, heretofore-perfect 19-year-old Chloe revelations gleaned from fragmented phone calls ...
See more details below
Necessary Places

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$8.49
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$8.99 List Price

Overview

When Anna Donoghue agrees to spring her aged father from his nursing home and drive him halfway across the country to the Iowa town she grew up in and has no wish to see again, she believes that he is the only traveler in their car with something to find there. But the old man, helpless with Parkinson s, is impelled by unspoken business that will rock her ordered world. And so will the revelations coming from Anna's only child, heretofore-perfect 19-year-old Chloe revelations gleaned from fragmented phone calls with Anna s husband David, who is searching for Chloe in Boston s backstreets. When Anna and her father reach Iowa, their road trip takes several directions at once, all leading straight to the heart of self and family. This story of three generations calls forth the strands that connect us one to another. Necessary Places asks what takes us away from those we love, what return is possible, and how to find the forgiveness that can carry us home.




“Patricia O'Donnell's novel simply won me over -- with its plain-spoken subtlety and canny elegance, and its unerring instinct for what's important to write novels about: matters of the heart, to which O'Donnell gives full, memorable voice.”
- Richard Ford



"Part family saga, part road trip, part meditation, Necessary Places is the rare novel that is deeply satisfying on all levels."
- Lily King, author of Father of the Rain, The English Teacher and The Pleasing Hour



"In this sensitive, eloquent, and vividly detailed look at the complex rhythms of family life—and especially the parent-child relationship—Patricia O'Donnell has given us a set of memorable characters and a tender and involving story."
- Kitty Burns Florey, author of Souvenir of Cold Springs and Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog



“Patricia O'Donnell is a writer I turn to for an absorbing story filled with humanity and insight. O'Donnell's characters are so real, and their quest to understand and to make amends is so compelling, that I wish this beautiful novel could continue on and on. A tender, profound, and engaging tribute to the power of love to overcome distances between parents and children.”
- Harriet Scott Chessman, author of Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937644109
  • Publisher: Cadent Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/20/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 236
  • File size: 633 KB

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)