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This is an auction for SONGS IN ORDINARY TIME by Mary McGarry Morris.

'A novel of epic, breath-taking scope and extraordinary ambition.'
- Scotland on Sunday

'Utterly absorbing and unusually poignant.'
- Sunday Telegraph

'Mary McGarry Morris is one of our finest writers.'
- Miami Herald

'Extraordinary and deeply satisfying.'
- USA Today

"Morris, author of A Dangerous Woman (1990), has written a novel large enough to live in, a sprawling piece about small-town life. The year is 1960, the season is summer, and the town is Atkinson, Vermont. At the core is the Fermoyle household, a ramshackle place ruled by overworked, vexed, and cantankerous Marie. The only contribution her alcoholic ex-husband makes is to terrify and embarrass their three children. Norm and Alice are teenagers with short tempers, raging hormones, and doubtful prospects; Benjy is a young boy beset with fears and anxious for his mother's happiness. He thinks he's found the key, an unctuous con man calling himself Omar Duvall, but Benjy knows Duvall's awful secret and it's eating him alive. Meanwhile, Duvall just makes himself at home, convincing Marie to invest in one of his scams. From this centre Morris spins countless side plots involving illicit affairs, family scandals, and unrequited love. This is perfect for readers who like big, busy novels."
- Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 1995.

740 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.
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  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$9.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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