Good hearts

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Atheneum, 1988 - Fiction - 275 pages
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In this love story set in North Carolina and Tennessee, Wesley Beaver plans to abandon his thirty-year marriage to Rosacohe Mustian, but his decision forces them to confront questions of faith, commitment and will, love and good heartedness

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North Carolinian Price published his first novel, A Long & Happy Life , in 1962; more than 25 years and 15 books later, Good Hearts is not exactly a sequel so much as a revisit to the lives of ... Read full review


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Edward Reynolds Price was born on February 1, 1933 in Macon, North Carolina. After graduating from Duke University in 1955, he won a Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford University. Despite being living as a paraplegic after receiving radiation treatment for a spinal tumor since the mid-1980s, he produced approximately one book a year and taught writing and the poetry of Milton at Duke University. His first novel, A Long and Happy Life (1962) won the William Faulkner Award. His other works include The Names and Faces of Heroes, Clear Pictures: First Loves, First Guides, A Whole New Life, and The Good Priest's Son. Kate Vaiden won the National Books Critics Circle Award. His plays have been produced on stage and on PBS's American Playhouse. He died due to complications of a heart attack on January 20, 2011 at the age of 77.

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