Any Bitter Thing

Any Bitter Thing

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Richard Russo has celebrated Monica Wood's fiction as qthoroughly captivating warm and wise and beautifully written, q and Andre Dubus III praised it as qluminous and gracefula¬Ä¬Ēentertaining yet transcendent.q Any Bitter Thing, Wood's brilliant new novel, is her breakout book, a timely, gripping, and compassionate tale of family, faith, and deeply hidden truths. One of its greatest strengths is its continuous ability to defy expectations. It's not what you think. It is worse. Lizzy Mitchell was raised from the age of two by her uncle, a Catholic priest. When she was nine, he was falsely accused of improprieties with her and dismissed from his church, and she was sent away to boarding school. Now thirty years old and in a failing marriage, she is nearly killed in a traffic accident. What she discovers when she sets out to find the truths surrounding the accidentand about the accusations that led to her uncle's deathdoes more than change her life. With deft insight into the snares of the human heart, Monica Wood has written an intimate and emotionally expansive novel full of understanding and hope.As babies came and went, he recited most of the Bill of Rights, a three-stanza poem in an Irish accent, and the introduction from the ownera#39;s manual that had come with our microwave oven. His miniature clients fell silent under this twisted spellanbsp;...

Title:Any Bitter Thing
Author: Monica Wood
Publisher:Chronicle Books - 2010-07-01

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