Breaking Her Fall

Breaking Her Fall

Book - 2003
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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR BREAKING HER FALL A corker - vivid, brilliantly marbled with harmonies and textures and people vibrant with life." - Richard BauschPRAISE FOR THE BLOOD OF PARADISE "A book that seems laden, rich, powerful. The three characters at its center are so profoundly alive that whatever room you're reading this in will seem densely populated." - Anne Tyler, The Washington Post Book World "A corker - vivid, brilliantly marbled with harmonies and textures and people vibrant with life." "Goodwin gets so many things right here. Reminiscent of Robert Boswell, this is a layered, compassionate, extraordinarily graceful novel." "Smart, serious, and contemplative." "Psychologically acute... . A memorable exploration of familial love and penance, with a likeably bewildered - and articulate - protagonist." "
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151008063
Branch Call Number: F Goo


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Nov 24, 2010

Perfect for divorcing couples with teens, especially dads with daughers and mom's too, will benefit. Compelling fast read. This story deeply explores the transformative powers true love can bring to family relationships. This one is between a father and his teenage daughter and son. Through the eyes of an ordinary single dad, Goodwin tells an honest soul searching story of a father's love for his kids and his inadequate preparation as a parent. On a late weekend night, in a vain and reckless attempt to rescue his daughter, he gets himself into a mess of trouble with the police and legal system. The story is about a family and divorce; a teenage party gone terribly wrong awakes tender parental love. Humble inspiration with haunting normalness.


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