A Simple Thing: A Novel by Kathleen McclearyA Simple Thing: A Novel by Kathleen Mccleary

A Simple Thing: A Novel

byKathleen Mccleary

Paperback | October 28, 2015

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A Simple Thing is a lovely, truly heartwarming novel about the drastic measures two mothers take to keep their families safe. Kathleen McCleary, the critically acclaimed author of House and Home, tells the intertwining stories of Susannah Delaney and Betty Pavalak. Susannah moves her family to remote Sounder Island—a primitive retreat with no electricity—to escape television, the internet, and the dangerous, corrupting influences of the modern technological world. Decades earlier, Betty also came to the island to escape her demons. A Simple Thing is a poignant and unforgettable novel in the vein of Jacqueline Sheehan’s Lost and Found and The Art of Saying Goodbye by Ellyn Bache. It is a tale of family and friendship that Kristin Hannah fans will take into their hearts.
Kathleen McCleary is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in theNew York Times,Washington Post,Ladies' Home Journal,More, andGood Housekeeping. Her second novel,A Simple Thing(2012), was recently nominated for the Library of Virginia Literary Awards. She has taught writing as an adjunct professor at American University and n...
Title:A Simple Thing: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:October 28, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062106236

ISBN - 13:9780062106230

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Enjoyable and Poignant Read This book drew me in without me even realizing how attached I was. The characters become friends as you journey with them in navigating challenging and thoughtful situations and questions. An enjoyable read that was both light and deep at the same time.
Date published: 2018-01-25

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“A Simple Thing is a careful examination of friendship, marriage, and parenting; the choices we all face; and the battle so often waged between love and responsibility.”