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Shelter Me

Pub Date: 2008-12-30 Pages: 415 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins US In the tradition of Marisa de los Santos and Anne Tyler comes a moving debut about a young mothers year of heartbreak. loss. and forgiveness ... and help that arrives from unexpected sources Four months after her husbands death. Janie LaMarche remains undone by grief and anger. Her mourning is disrupted. however. by the unexpected arrival of a builder with a contract to add a porch onto her house. Stunned. Janie realizes the porch was meant to be a surprise from her husband-now his last gift to her. As she reluctantly allows construction to begin. Janie clings to the familiar outposts of her sorrow-mothering her two small children with fierce protectiveness. avoiding friends and family . and stewing in a rage she cant release Yet Janies self-imposed isolation is breached by a cast of unlikely inter...


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