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User Review  - EllenMeeropol - LibraryThing

When retired librarian Percy Darling allows his barn to become a preschool to help his older daughter, his solitary life is transformed and the ripples affect his entire family and community. After ... Read full review

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User Review  - pollgott - LibraryThing

Julia Glassís fourth novel is a charming, richly plotted book that chronicles the lives of 70-year-old Percy Darling and his daughters Clover and Trudy, along with their extended family and friends ... Read full review

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User Review  - LivelyLady - LibraryThing

A delightful story of the ups and downs of family and extended family. The center of this family is Percy Darling, the 70 year old widower and father of Clover and Trudy, and grandfather of three ... Read full review

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User Review  - twopairsofglasses - LibraryThing

I love this book! Captures so many things about how we live now -- changes in our towns, the choices and difficulties still confronting gay Americans, children who grow up and those who don't. A truly wise and entertaining book from Julia Glass. Read full review

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User Review  - pdplish - LibraryThing

What a great book! One of those you truly hate to end or you wish there was a short sequel (epilogue?) I just got so attached to everyone in the book. Each character so fully drawn that you really ... Read full review

Review: The Widower's Tale

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

I hated for this book to end as I had become really involved with many of the characters. And there are lots of characters, but it wasn't difficult to keep them straight. Julia Glass' gift for ... Read full review

Review: The Widower's Tale

User Review  - Dana - Goodreads

I loved every word of this densely written, thought provoking, moving, sad, happy novel. Julia Glass never writes light fluff. She is the thinking person's novelist and creates characters who are ... Read full review

Review: The Widower's Tale

User Review  - Connie - Goodreads

I'm not suggesting that this would be a 5 star book to my friends, but I could fall in love with Percy if I were the woman I wish I were rather than the one I am. Maybe I just want to be like Percy ... Read full review

Review: The Widower's Tale

User Review  - Eileen Granfors - Goodreads

In "The Widower's Tale," Julia Glass deftly introduces many, many narrators, each offering a portion of the intertwined stories of life in Boston's affluent suburbs. The book's star is Percival (Percy ... Read full review

Review: The Widower's Tale

User Review  - Deb - Goodreads

The Widower's Tale is one of those books I closed wistfully, sad to say goodbye to all my new friends. The ensemble cast is headed by Percival Darling, a 70-year-old retired librarian from Harvard ... Read full review


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