The Distance from the Heart of Things

Front Cover
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1997 - Fiction - 272 pages
1 Review
Meet Mavis Black, whose confidently intimate voice invites readers into the eccentric world of her large southern family. Coming home from college to her grandfather's prosperous Carolina vineyard, Mavis takes the measure of the emotional distance she has traveled from the people closest to her heart: her dreamy mother, her practical aunt, her bewildered boyfriend, her prodigal uncle - and most of all Punk, her grandfather, who plans to make Mavis his sole heir. Told with warmth, wit, and brio, Warlick's first novel rejoices in womanhood and the strength of loving ties. As New York Newsday said of Warlick, "Her literary talents, not to mention her prospects, are immense."
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - TracyBooks - LibraryThing

SC girl to ASU then home to vineyard. Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
28
Section 4
45
Section 5
52
Section 6
68
Section 7
78
Section 8
87
Section 11
149
Section 12
158
Section 13
171
Section 14
184
Section 15
192
Section 16
204
Section 17
243
Section 18
250

Section 9
98
Section 10
140

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

Ashley Warlick is the author of The Summer After June and The Distance from the Heart of Things, for which she became the youngest ever recipient of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. She graduated from Dickinson College in 1994 and now lives in Greenville, South Carolina, with her family.

Bibliographic information