Good To A Fault by Marina Endicott

Good To A Fault

byMarina Endicott

Paperback | June 4, 2013

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Marina Endicott's critically and commercially beloved novel, published for the first time by Anchor Canada.

In a moment of self-absorption, Clara Purdy's life takes a sharp left turn when she crashes into a beat-up car carrying an itinerant family of six. The Gage family had been travelling to a new life in Fort McMurray, but bruises on the mother, Lorraine, prove to be late-stage cancer rather than remnants of the accident. Recognizing their need as her responsibility, Clara tries to do the right thing and moves the children, husband, and horrible grandmother into her own house--then has to cope with the consequences of practical goodness.

What, exactly, does it mean to be good? When is sacrifice merely selfishness? What do we owe in this life and what do we deserve? Marina Endicott looks at life and death through the compassionate lens of a born novelist: being good, being at fault, and finding some balance on the precipice.

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MARINA ENDICOTT won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, Canada and the Caribbean, and was a finalist for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel, Good to a Fault. Her first novel, Open Arms, was shortlisted for the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Endicott has been an actor, director, playwright and ed...
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Title:Good To A FaultFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.94 × 5.13 × 0.8 inPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385680198

ISBN - 13:9780385680196

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"Marina Endicott is really funny, a sweet-natured but sharp-eyed and quick-tongued social observer in the Jane Austen-Barbara Pym-Anne Tyler tradition, who can wring love, revulsion and hilarity from readers in a single page." —The Globe and Mail"Endicott writes precisely and lucently, and sustains her novel well beyond any number of easy conclusions to provide a convincing case that some redemptive force is at work in the world, even if it's just our own innate creativity and talent for finding love." —National Post