A Way from Home

A Way from Home

by Nancy Clark
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A Way from Home by Nancy Clark

It is 1992, and the Lowe family is living in a centuries-old castle in Prague. Alden Lowe works at the Czech Ministry of Finance and his wife Becky advises women entrepreneurs. With their daugher Julie, they appear a fortunate American family, but after twenty years with Alden, Becky shocks the family by fleeing to Libya, where she intends to reunite with a man who has loved her since before her marriage.

In its tale of Americans living abroad and the social reconfigurations that ensue, the captivating A Way from Home is reminiscent of the novels of Edith Wharton and Henry James—with a delicious satiric tang all its own.

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ISBN-13: 9780375423284
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/07/2005
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.37(d)

About the Author

Nancy Clark lives in West Wilton, New Hampshire, where she is at work on her third novel, July and August.

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Way from Home 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although the Czech expressions and names in the Prague section are generally correct, there are some glaring errors. 'Nerudastrasse' is the German word for what should be 'Nerudova ulice' (a street in the city.) There is a problem with the name of the teacher 'Herr Wolfe'. 'Herr' is German for 'Mister', which should be 'pan' in Czech. The spelling 'Wolfe' is also strange. The Czech word for 'wolf' is 'vlk'. The German word is 'Wolf', without the 'e'. Also, the first names for the Czech women - 'Tilla' and 'Franca' are not Czech. And on page 31, 'Man esuv most' should be 'Manesuv most'. But given that one needs to be a native Czech to catch these discrepancies, they detract little from an otherwise pleasant reading experience. Harry R. Kirsch