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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490975979
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/20/2013
Pages: 508
Sales rank: 624,685
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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Cinda_B More than 1 year ago
This is a lovingly written family saga spanning nine decades, and a joyous tribute to the Finger Lakes region of New York and the families that have been there for generations. The characters are real and familiar, and so are the issues and choices the various members of the family face. I now want to dance by the light of the blue moon, and enjoy a glass of wine and a chat on the wraparound porch with the McNamara sisters.... if you have not purchased any of Mary Pat Hyland's books, please check her out. She is a wonderful independent writer, and her books are can't put downs. I also recommend "Terminal Diner" and "3/17" as personal favorites.