In the Deep Midwinter: A Novel

Paperback | January 15, 1998

byRobert Clark

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November, 1949: In the aftermath of his brother James's death, Richard MacEwan's life is suddenly rocked by secrets involving his wife Sarah and daughter Anna. Among his bachelor brother's papers, Richard discovers a letter from Sarah that hints at an infidelity. Then there is Anna's affair with a married man, Charles Norden, which threatens to change her life forever. The story of Richard, Sarah, Anna, and Charles--along with the troubling legacy of James--is one of faith and doubt, profound moral and spiritual conflict, and the intricate bonds that hold families together.

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A story of faith and doubt, profound moral and spiritual conflict, and the intricate bonds and secrets that hold families together. While going through his dead brother's papers, Richard MacEwan discovers a letter from his own wife, Sarah, which hints at her infidelity. At the same time, his daughter Anna becomes involved with a marrie...

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November, 1949: In the aftermath of his brother James's death, Richard MacEwan's life is suddenly rocked by secrets involving his wife Sarah and daughter Anna. Among his bachelor brother's papers, Richard discovers a letter from Sarah that hints at an infidelity. Then there is Anna's affair with a married man, Charles Norden, which ...

Robert Clark is the author of a biography of James Beard, The Solace of Food, and a cultural history of the Columbia River, River of the West (Picador). He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.16 × 5.5 × 0.78 inPublished:January 15, 1998Publisher:Picador

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ISBN - 10:0312181140

ISBN - 13:9780312181147

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A story of faith and doubt, profound moral and spiritual conflict, and the intricate bonds and secrets that hold families together. While going through his dead brother's papers, Richard MacEwan discovers a letter from his own wife, Sarah, which hints at her infidelity. At the same time, his daughter Anna becomes involved with a married man--an affair that will threaten her life and change it forever.

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"The most absorbing, most intelligent and most wholly satisfying novel I've read in a good while--certainly since Richard Ford's Pulitzer-winning Independence Day . . . A beautiful and haunting novel of character." -Don Fry, Seattle Times"In The Deep Midwinter comes along at a time when people have stopped talking about The Great American Novel. That's too bad, because this just might be it." -Kate Tuttle, The Boston Book Review"Robert Clark . . . has an ear for dialogue that's pitch perfect and an impeccable eye for detail . . . A moving and provocative novel, In the Deep Midwinter marks a fine debut." -Ruth Coughlin, The New York Times Book Review"Clark unfolds the story's moral dramas with rare assurance and grownup charity . . . In the Deep Midwinter not only shows how love can lead to suffering, but also, more interestingly, points out how suffering can lead to love." -Pico Iyer, Time