The Tumble Inn

The Tumble Inn

by William Loizeaux


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ISBN-13: 9780815610427
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Series: New York State Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

William Loizeaux is writer in residence in the Department of English at Boston University. In addition to several essays and stories, Loizeaux has published two novels for children and two memoirs. His memoir, Anna: A Daughter's Life was a New York Times Notable Book.

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KimberlyWestrope More than 1 year ago
In this novel that reads like a memoir, we follow the story of a young couple who leave their city life to become caretakers of an in nestled deep in the Adirondacks. In is a deeply personal tale, told from the husband's perspective. He describes in detail the struggles of their first year, and the many interesting people they encounter, but mostly it is about their relationship, their love for one another, and their desire to have a child.  After the birth of their daughter, it seems their life can't get much better. Their idyllic world is shattered one night by a drunk driver, and once again, a weighty decision is upon him. Should he move his back to the city, near family and old friends, or stay put in this beautiful, peaceful place that has become home? I really enjoyed the detailed descriptions of the landscapes and day-to-day running of the inn. The emotional depth of the story stayed with me long after I'd finished reading.