Small blessings: a novel

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"Tom Putnam, an English professor at a Virginia women's college, has resigned himself to a quiet and half-fulfilled life. For more than ten years, his wife Marjory has been a shut-in, a fragile and frigid woman whose neuroses have left her fully dependent on Tom and his formidable mother-in-law, Agnes Tattle. Tom considers his unhappy condition self-inflicted, since Marjory's condition was exacerbated by her discovery of Tom's brief and misguided affair with a visiting poetess. But when Tom and Marjory meet Rose Callahan, the campus bookstore's charming new hire, and Marjory invites Rose to dinner, her first social interaction in a decade, Tom wonders if it's a sign that change is on the horizon. And when Tom returns home that evening to a letter from the poetess telling him that he'd fathered her son, Henry, and that Henry, now ten, will arrive by train in a few days, it's clear change is coming whether Tom's ready or not. For readers of Helen Simonson and Anna Quindlen, Small Blessings is funny, heart-warming and poignant, with a charmingly imperfect cast of cinema-ready characters. Readers will fall in love with the novel's wonderfully optimistic heart that reminds us that sometimes, when it feels like life is veering irrevocably off track, the track changes in ways we never could have imagined"--
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subject_facetCollege teachers -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Husband and wife -- Fiction
Large type books
Life change events -- Fiction
title_displaySmall blessings : a novel
title_fullSmall Blessings A Novel
Small blessings : a novel / Martha Woodroof
Small blessings : a novel [electronic resource] / Martha Woodroof
Small blessings [sound recording] : a novel / Martha Woodroof
Small blessings [text (large print)] : a novel / by Martha Woodroof
title_shortSmall blessings
title_suba novel
topic_facetCollege teachers
Fathers and sons
Fiction
Husband and wife
Life change events
Literature