Good to a Fault

Good to a Fault

by Marina Endicott

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Overview

“There’s heartbreak, there’s joy, there are parts where you cry—and it’s very high quality writing. Well done!”
— Margaret Atwood

“Unpretentious and affecting, with characters to remember and themes that linger and resound.”
— Meg Wolitzer, New York Times bestselling author of The Ten-Year Nap

Marina Endicott’s Good to a Fault wrings suspense and humor out of the everyday choices we make, revealing the delicate balance between sacrifice and self-interest, between doing good and being good. In the vein of the novels of Carol Shields and Ann Patchett, Good to a Fault is a “witty, wise. . . . [and] brilliantly paced” (Colm Tóibín) delight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061825903
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Series: P.S. Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 586,250
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Marina Endicott worked as an actor and director before moving to London, England, where she began to write fiction. She now makes her home in Alberta. Her second novel, Good to a Fault, was nominated for the Giller Prize and won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book Award for Canada and the Caribbean.

What People are Saying About This

Jenn B. Stidham

“A brilliantly balanced and engrossing work about illness, charity, and the very tenuous nature of goodness. Fans of contemporary fiction exploring the dangers of complacency and how domestic upheaval can lead to personal growth will enjoy; think Anne Tyler, Elizabeth Berg, and Anita Shreve. Highly recommended for all fiction collections.”

Margaret Atwood

“There’s heartbreak, there’s joy, there are parts where you cry—and it’s very high quality writing. Well done!”

Carol Haggas

“Probing the moral and emotional minefield of heroic Samaritan acts, Endicott’s enchanting and poignant novel of compassion run amok handles provocative issues with a deft and winsome touch.”

Meg Wolitzer

“Good to a Fault is one of those novels you want to tell people about. It’s unpretentious and affecting, with characters to remember and themes that linger and resound.”

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