Heart's Desire

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Random House, Apr 1, 1987 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Intensely optimistic matriarch Effie Hammond's efforts to cheer on her quietly troubled family--an ill husband, self-absorbed daughter, and drug-addicted son--are counterpointed by her daughter-in-law Judy's realization of the family's growing desperation

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About the author (1987)

Gwyneth Cravens has published five novels. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in "The New Yorker, "where she also worked as a fiction editor, and in "Harper's Magazine, "where she was an associate editor. She has contributed articles and op-eds on science and other topics to "Harper's Magazine, The" "New York Times, "and "The Washington Post." She grew up in New Mexico and now lives on eastern Long Island.

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