Heart's Desire

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Random House Publishing Group, 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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Effie Hammond is a real sunshine lady, a chirpy woman who sees people and events in their best light and refuses to acknowledge the dark side of life. No matter that her son, Tommy, has been working ... Read full review


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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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