Jack And Bet

April 13, 2021|
Jack And Bet by Sarah Butler
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A moving, funny and uplifting novel about an elderly couple, the son who is trying desperately to care for them and the young woman who will change their lives forever. Even the longest marriages have their secrets. Jack Chalmers is a man of few words, married to a woman of many. He and Bet have been together for seventy years - almost a lifetime - and happily so, for the most part. All Jack and Bet want is to enjoy the time they have left together, in the flat they have tried to make their home. Their son Tommy has other ideas: he wants them to live somewhere with round-the-clock care, hot meals, activities. But Bet thinks they can manage on their own just fine. When they strike up an unlikely friendship with Marinela, a young Romanian woman, Bet thinks she has found the perfect solution - one that could change Marinela''s life as well as theirs. But this means revisiting an old love affair, and confronting a long-buried secret she has kept hidden from everyone, even Jack, for many years. Tender, moving and beautifully told, Sarah Butler''s Jack & Bet is an unforgettable novel about love and loss, the joys and regrets of a long marriage, and the struggle to find a place to call home. "Full of beauty, pain and joy, I loved Jack & Bet ." -Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us
Sarah Butler is the acclaimed author of two previous novels, Ten Things I''ve Learnt About Love and Before the Fire. Her writing has been translated into fourteen languages. She is also the author of a novella, Not Home, written in conversation with people living in unsupported temporary accommodation. Sarah is a part-time lectur...
Title:Jack And Bet
Product dimensions:272 pages, 7.79 X 5.18 X 0.69 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 7.79 X 5.18 X 0.69 in
Published:April 13, 2021
Publisher:Pan Macmillan
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781509898176

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