The Widower's Tale

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Anchor Books, 2011 - Fiction - 466 pages
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Seventy-year-old Percy Darling is settling happily into retirement: reading novels, watching old movies, and swimming naked in his pond. But his routines are disrupted when he is persuaded to let a locally beloved preschool take over his barn. As Percy sees his rural refuge overrun by children, parents, and teachers, he must reexamine the solitary life he has made in the three decades since the sudden death of his wife. With equal parts affection and humor, Julia Glass spins a captivating tale about a man who can no longer remain aloof from his community, his two grown daughters, or—to his great shock—the precarious joy of falling in love.

 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
39
Section 3
86
Section 4
135
Section 5
157
Section 6
174
Section 7
190
Section 8
221
Section 13
316
Section 14
334
Section 15
357
Section 16
372
Section 17
385
Section 18
392
Section 19
407
Section 20
427

Section 9
236
Section 10
269
Section 11
287
Section 12
299
Section 21
438
Section 22
467
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About the author (2011)

Julia Glass is the author of Three Junes, winner of the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction; The Whole World Over; and I See You Everywhere, winner of the 2009 Binghamton University John Gardner Book Award. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her short fiction has won several prizes, and her personal essays have been widely anthologized. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.

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