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Stars go blue: a novel

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"Laura Pritchett is an award-winning author who has quickly become one of the west's defining literary voices. We first met hardscrabble ranchers Renny and Ben Cross in Laura's debut collection, and now in Stars Go Blue, they are estranged, elderly spouses living on opposite ends of their sprawling ranch, faced with the particular decline of a fading farm and Ben's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He is just on the cusp of dementia, able to recognize he is sick but unable to do anything about it -the notes he leaves in his pockets and around the house to remind him of himself, his family, and his responsibilities are no longer as helpful as they used to be. Watching his estranged wife forced into care-taking and brought to her breaking point, Ben decides to leave his life with whatever dignity and grace remains. As Ben makes his decision, a new horrible truth comes to light: Ray, the abusive husband of their late daughter is being released from prison early. This opens old wounds in Ben, his wife, his surviving daughter, and four grandchildren. Branded with a need for justice, Ben must act before his mind leaves him, and sets off during a brutal snowstorm to confront the man who murdered his daughter. Renny, realizing he is missing, sets off to either stop or witness her husband's act of vengeance. Stars Go Blue is a triumphant novel of the American family, buffered by the workings of a ranch and the music offered by the landscape and animal life upon it."--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facetAlzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Fiction
Caregivers -- Mental health -- Fiction
Family violence -- Fiction
Literary -- Fiction
Married people -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
title_displayStars go blue : a novel
title_fullStars Go Blue A Novel
Stars go blue : a novel / Laura Pritchett
title_shortStars go blue
title_suba novel
topic_facetAlzheimer's disease
Caregivers
Family violence
Fiction
Literary
Literature
Married people
Mental health
Patients
Western