Loving Without Tears

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Thorndike Press, 1998 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Angel, formidable hostess, social charmer, and mother par excellence, confidently awaits the return of her little boy from the trials of war. Tightening the apron strings as she does so, she doesn't anticipate that the teenager who went away will return a grown man -- with a sophisticated American widow on his arm. Nor could she anticipate that her irrepressible daughter will similarly throw herself into romance. Faced with domestic insurrection on a grand scale, Angel will have to sharpen her wits to maintain her tyranny ...

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User Review  - Kasthu - LibraryThing

I became a Molly Keane fan after reading The Rising Tide and Taking Chances. Iím starting to notice some trends in Molly Keaneís novels: a domineering family matriarch, an old family house in Ireland ... Read full review

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User Review  - Liz1564 - LibraryThing

Loving Without Tears is a mix of Philadelphia Story, the Ann Sothern Maisie films, and a Noel Coward cocktail party The main character, Angel, is familiar to Keane readers; the all-powerful matriarch ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1998)

Molly Keane (1904-1996) was an Irish novelist and playwright who often wrote under the pseudonym M. J. Farell. She is best known for her novel "Good Behaviour" (1981), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Michele Roberts is the author of several novels, including "Daughters of the House," which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the W.H. Smith Literary Award in 1992.

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