Safe Within: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Jun 12, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
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One of today’s most compelling voices in women’s fiction, acclaimed novelist Jean Reynolds Page delivers a story of unanticipated familial ties, exploring with compassion and humor the hope, forgiveness, and sometimes just plain tolerance necessary to hold a family together. Safe Within is rich with heart and Southern atmosphere, as a loving wife, facing an almost unbearable impending tragedy, returns with her husband and son to Lowfield, North Carolina—and to a cabin high up in the trees—where she must contend with, and somehow make peace with, an infuriatingly eccentric mother-in-law. Readers touched by this author’s earlier work—including the much beloved The Space between Before and After—can rejoice, and fans of Jodi Picoult and Jacquelyn Mitchard will be adding another name to their list of favorites authors.

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”Now there was nothing to do. The empty stretch of hours ahead frightened her. She’d pledged till death, but it didn’t end there. Love didn’t end anywhere. It simply endured the absence of the beloved ... Read full review

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A sad story of a man dying of pancreatic cancer who is brought back to his hometown area for his last days. His wife and son have no relationship with his mother and the book centers around trying to ... Read full review


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About the author (2012)

Jean Reynolds Page lives with her husband and three children in Wisconsin.

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