Home Away from Home

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Macmillan, Jan 24, 2006 - Fiction - 208 pages
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After the sudden death of her husband, Anna Rainey is emotionally unable to return to the home they shared. Instead she becomes a perpetual house guestgoing from friend to friend, seeking the solace and security in their lives that she no longer feels in her own. Each friend offers a different kind of comfort. Offers of advice are everywhere: join a support group, reconnect with family, find a new man. But these remedies fall flat. Ultimately Annas survivalhard-won and preciouscomes in her own time. Lorna J. Cook creates a strong and endearing voice in the character of Anna and keeps the reader rooting for her until she finally finds the strength to go home.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Second-novelist Cook (Departures, 2004) follows a young Michigan woman's emotional recovery after her husband's death.Anna, an Upward Bound administrator working with promising kids from economically ... Read full review

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By page four of this heartfelt novel, Annabelle Rainey, in her mid-thirties and happily married, is facing her husband's unexpected death. Unable to deal with this sudden loss, she becomes a wandering ... Read full review

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LORNA J. COOK lives in Holland, Michigan. This is her first novel.

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