Imagine a hawk’s view of the magnificent bluegrass pastures of Kentucky horse country. Circle around the remnants of a breeding farm, four beautiful horses grazing just beyond the paddock. Inside the ramshackle house, a family is falling apart. Hack, the patriarch breeder and trainer, is aged and blind, and his wife, Louetta, is confined by rheumatoid arthritis. Their daughter, Jewel, struggles to care for them and the horses while dealing with her own home and job—not to mention her lackluster second husband, Eddie, and Carley, her drug-addicted daughter. Many days, Jewel is only sure she loves the horses. But she holds it all together. Until her brother, Cal, shows up again. Jewel already has reason to hate Cal, and when he meets up with Carley, he throws the family into crisis—and gives Jewel reason to pick up a gun. Every family has heartbreaks, failures, a black sheep or two. And some families end in tatters. But some stumble on the secret of survival: if the leader breaks down, others step up and step in. In this lyrical novel, when the inept, the addict, and the ex-con join to weave the family story back together, either the barn will burn to the ground or something bigger than any of them will emerge, shining with hope. Remember My Beauties grows large and wide as it reveals what may save us. For more information, visit: http://www.lynnehugo.com/books/novels/remember-my-beauties/
|Publisher:||Northern Illinois University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Lynne Hugo is an award-winning novelist, poet, and memoirist. Her 2014 novel, A Matter of Mercy, won an Independent Publisher silver medal for best regional fiction. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and a master’s degree from Miami University. She lives with her husband in Ohio.
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Remember My Beauties based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
A fractured family heals. Beautifully Written. Wonderful Characters. Compelling. A must-read.
This is a beautifully written story of real life and heartache and the healing that comes from picking yourself up. The characters are well defined and perfectly interwoven. This is a serious story but with definite humor in places to keep it real. I definitely recommend it to everyone. **Received a copy of this from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**