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Letter from Point Clear: Book summary and reviews of Letter from Point Clear by Dennis McFarland
Letter from Point Clear Summary
The Owen children long ago left their gracious family home in Point Clear, Alabama, in favor of points north. But when their father takes ill, the youngest, Bonnie, who has spent a decade in Manhattan as an unsuccessful actress, returns to care for him. Soon after his deathunbeknownst to her siblingsshe falls in love with and marries a handsome evangelical preacher, and together the couple takes up residence in the stately Owen mansion.
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"Though McFarland imparts a religious message that feels heavy-handed in spots, his ability to tap the hearts and minds of his carefully considered characters adds up to an evocative novel." - PW.
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Dennis McFarland Author Biography
Dennis McFarland is the author of six previous novels: Letter from Point Clear, Prince Edward, Singing Boy, A Face at the Window, School for the Blind, and The Music Room. His short fiction has appeared in The American Scholar, The New Yorker, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and Best American Short Stories, among other publications. He has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Wallace E. Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, where he has also taught creative writing. He lives in rural Vermont with his wife, the writer and poet Michelle Blake.
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