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Lamb in Love

Lamb in Love

(1999)
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Carrie Brown's triumphant first novel, Rose's Garden, garnered high praise from the critics for its "simple, beautiful language," and for "plumbing the emotional depths of ordinary human beings." Just a year later, she does it again.

Lamb in Love is set in a rural English village the year of the Apollo moon landing and tells of two people surprised, halfway through their lives by...what? passion? desire? love? They haven't the experience to quite identify it.

Norris and Vida have known each other forever. Neither has had any idea how to go about falling in love.

Vida Stephen has been nanny for twenty years to the mentally handicapped son of a rich American widower. Every day for most of her life, she nods to Norris Lamb, the postmaster, when calling for her mail. Sometimes Norris offers pretty stamps to the boy. A fussy, stamp-collecting bachelor and church organist, Norris has fallen suddenly, amazingly, and secretly in love with Vida.

Witness to Norris and Vida's halting, at times embarrassing courtship is Vida's charge, Manford - mute and clumsy and yet possessed of an odd and gentle intelligence. It is through Manford, even thanks to him, that Norris and Vida finally come to recognize each other and themselves.

Carrie Brown has an affinity for the way love transforms the most ordinary and imperfect people. In Lamb in Love, she celebrates a man and a woman who discover in themselves a bravery that allows them to become the heroes of their own story.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Lamb in Love
Author(s): Carrie Brown
ISBN: 1-56895-732-7 / 978-1-56895-732-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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April 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Lamb in Love: A Novel
Author(s): Carrie Brown
ISBN: 1-56512-203-8 / 978-1-56512-203-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Lamb in Love
Author(s): Carrie Brown
ISBN: 0-553-38085-0 / 978-0-553-38085-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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1999 : Australia Paperback
Title: Lamb in Love
Author(s): Carrie Brown
ISBN: 0-7336-1185-0 / 978-0-7336-1185-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Hodder
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

August 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Lamb in Love (Chivers Sound Library American Collections)
Author(s): Carrie Brown
ISBN: 0-7927-2318-X / 978-0-7927-2318-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

April 1999 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Lamb in Love: A Novel
Author(s): Carrie Brown
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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