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The House With the Wraparound Porch

The House With the Wraparound Porch

by MaryPat Hyland
The House With the Wraparound Porch

The House With the Wraparound Porch

by MaryPat Hyland


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Along an elm-canopied boulevard rising from a quaint Finger Lakes village stands a magnificent Queen Anne-style house. In the summer of 1920, when Mame McGrath and her family move in across the street, she notices a catatonic young man rocking on its wraparound porch. Mame, a newly hired elementary school teacher, proclaims boldly that she can, and will, restore this man's psyche-devastated by a drowning in Keuka Lake. What she doesn't anticipate is that he and this house will become the center of her life. The House With the Wraparound Porch weaves a riveting tale of the four generations to whom this home becomes more than a shelter from life's storms. It houses their memories of triumphs and failures, of joys and sorrows that ripple across nine decades. Though many will move on, this house will always be a part of them, because it resides always within the deep heart's core.

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ISBN-13: 9781490975979
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/20/2013
Pages: 508
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Mary Pat Hyland is an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. The House With the Wraparound Porch is her sixth novel and was inspired by the home of her grandparents and summer vacations spent at Keuka Lake. In June 2013, the Arts Council of Yates County selected her as a 2013 Artist in Residence. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and has worked in the art, journalism and culinary fields. Mary Pat resides in upstate New York, the setting for her novels, and will celebrate the publication of this novel with a fine glass of Finger Lakes wine!

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