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The Quarryman's Wife
     

The Quarryman's Wife

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by Mary DeMuth
 

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Augusta Brinkworth nearly breaks from grief when her husband is killed in a rock quarry slide, leaving her with a passel of children to feed in the throes of the Great Depression. Armed with detached stoicism, she disengages from the lives of her grieving children, pushing them away, while forces outside and within the family threaten its existence. Will Augusta shed

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Augusta Brinkworth nearly breaks from grief when her husband is killed in a rock quarry slide, leaving her with a passel of children to feed in the throes of the Great Depression. Armed with detached stoicism, she disengages from the lives of her grieving children, pushing them away, while forces outside and within the family threaten its existence. Will Augusta shed her detachment and engage in her children�s lives before the family rips apart?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014319980
Publisher:
Mary E. DeMuth
Publication date:
03/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
1,181,259
File size:
490 KB

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Mary DeMuth is the author of 14 books including six southern dramas. She loves to help her readers live uncaged lives. Find out more at

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The Quarryman's Wife 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Set in the 1930s, the Quarryman’s Wife starts with loss, retreads the peaceful day preceding death, then steps forward in faith into the aching loneliness of bereaved wife, restless children, and kindly neighborhood offering awkward hindrance or help. It’s a novel of unobtrusive faith, which asks those deep and difficult questions of why. Would a good God let a good man die? Would God still be good if whole families starve in faraway Ukraine? Can he still be trusted when God-fearing helpers threaten his wrath instead of grace? Is he angry at the occasional lie? Does he care when a daughter falls in love? The novel is filled with real characters fighting real battles against disease, distress and depression. It tells a dark tale, lightened by hints of childhood behind the eyes of those suddenly thrust into adult roles. And it offers an honest view of the past, a lens through which the present might be seen, and a promise made to the future for any time. The Quarryman’s Wife by Mary DeMuth is an honest tale of bleak times, an honest look at fierce faith, and an honest presentation of powerful truth. It’s a difficult read, but it leaves a wonderful taste of hope at the end. Disclosure: I bought it in a collection and I really enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this author! Can't put her books down!