Three Junes

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Random House, 2003 - Fathers and sons - 353 pages
55 Reviews
A New York Times Bestseller
A National Book Award Nominee

In June of 1989, Paul McLeod, the recently widowed patriarch, becomes infatuated with a young American artist while traveling through Greece and is compelled to relive the secret sorrows of his marriage. Six years later, Paul's death reunites his sons at Tealing, their idyllic childhood home, where Fenno, the eldest, faces a choice that puts him at the center of his family's future. A lovable, slightly repressed gay man, Fenno leads the life of an aloof expatriate in the West Village, running a shop filled with books and birdwatching gear. He believes himself safe from all emotional entanglements -- until a worldly neighbor presents him with an extraordinary gift and a seductive photographer makes him an unwitting subject. Each man draws Fenno into territories of the heart he has never braved before, leading him toward an almost unbearable loss that will reveal to him the nature of love.

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User Review  - JosephKing6602 - LibraryThing

Good writing...but i just couldn’t get interested! There were too many ‘perspectives’; ant it was challenging to know who was in focus. I just didn’t get it! Read full review

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User Review  - electrascaife - LibraryThing

A beautiful book with wonderful characters, whose fascinating stories interweave in such a lovely way. Excellent writing and well worth its National Book Award. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Julia Glass was born March 23, 1956, in Boston, Massachusetts. Her debut novel, Three Junes, won the National Book Award in 2002. Her latest novel is entitled, The Widower's tale. She grew up in Lincoln, MA, and graduated from Yale in 1978. She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts with her partner, photographer Dennis Cowley. She has two children and works as a freelance journalist and editor.

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