Saying Grace by B GutcheonSaying Grace by B Gutcheon

Saying Grace

byB Gutcheon

Paperback | January 29, 2016

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Rue Shaw has everything--a much loved child, a solid marriage, and a job she loves. Saying Grace takes place in Rue's mid-life, when her daughter is leaving home, her parents are failing, her husband is restless and the school she has built is being buffeted by changes in society that affect us all. Funny, rich in detail and finally stunning, this novel presents a portrait of a tight-knit community in jeopardy, and of a charming woman whose most human failing is that she wants things to stay the same.

Saying Grace is about the fragility of human happiness and the strength of convictions, about keeping faith as a couple whether it keeps one safe or not. Beth Gutcheon has a gift for creating a world in microcosm and capturing the grace in the rhythms of everyday life.

Rue Shaw has everything--a much loved child, a solid marriage, and a job she loves. Saying Grace takes place in Rue's mid-life, when her daughter is leaving home, her parents are failing, her husband is restless and the school she has built is being buffeted by changes in society that affect us all. Funny, rich in detail and finally st...
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Title:Saying GraceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:January 29, 2016Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060927275

ISBN - 13:9780060927271

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heart wrenching novel. It's hard to know what to expect when you read a novel by an author for the first time; this definitely rang true with Saying Grace by Beth Gutcheon. Very well written. The characters draw you in to their world as if it's your own. As you become engrossed in the stories of their lives, their struggles and questions become yours; you feel the unexpected shocking life changes as deeply as if they were happening to and around you. I will likely read more of Ms. Gutcheon's tremendous writing.
Date published: 2017-08-28

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Set in the close-knit world of a country day school on California's gold coast, Saying Grace captures the clash of values and cultures that profoundly shakes the entire community, especially the life of a woman who heads the school. Gutcheon, author of Still Missing creates a world in microcosm and captures the grace in the rhythms of everyday life.

Editorial Reviews

“Saying Grace is a smart, funny, sane novel — the kind that I ransack bookstores to find.”