Tender Mercies by Rosellen BrownTender Mercies by Rosellen Brown

Tender Mercies

byRosellen Brown

Paperback | October 13, 1998

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Laura and Dan Courser are a less than perfect, but deeply passionate couple with two young children and lots of plans. Until Dan, displaying the boyish bravado that made Laura fall in love with him, takes the tiller of a boat he can't handle and causes the accident that shatters their lives.

Suddenly there are no more ordinary days or nights. And, in a story filled with astonishing revelations, we witness two people wrestling with a marriage in which all the rules are changed, confronting the guilt and anger, devotion and desire that don't merely survive...but can help heal the wounded heart.

Rosellen Brown creates a compelling portrayal of a family torn apart--and perhaps put back together again--by love.
Rosellen Brown has published widely in magazines and her stories have appeared frequently in O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prizes. One is included in the best-seller Best Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike. She has been the recipient of an award in literature from the American Academy...
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Title:Tender MerciesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.65 inPublished:October 13, 1998Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385333323

ISBN - 13:9780385333320

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Repackaged into trade paperback to coincide with the Delta release of Before and After, Rosellen Brown's "Tender Mercies" is "a haunting novel ... (with) prose as masterful, and as moving, as any being written today". (The New York Times)Laura and Dan Courser are a less than perfect, but deeply passionate couple with two young children and lots of plans. Until Dan, displaying the boyish bravado that made Laura fall in love with him, takes the tiller of a boat he can't handle and causes the accident that shatters their lives. In a story filled with astonishing revelations, two people confront the guilt and anger, devotion and desire that can help to heal the wounded heart.