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The Beauty of Ordinary Things

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From the acclaimed author of the #1 Indie Next Pick LYDIA CASSATT READING THE MORNING PAPER and SOMEONE NOT REALLY HER MOTHER comes a powerful new story about our yearning for wholeness and the enduring weight of our briefest encounters. Back from a tour of duty in Vietnam, Benny Finn, eldest son in a large Irish-American family, strives to find his bearings amid the everyday life of 1973 New England. At a Benedictine abbey in rural New Hampshire, Sister Clare, a young novice, confronts the day-to-day realities of a cloistered existence. Linking these two is Isabel Howell, a college student soon to discover that she must chart the course of her own life in a way she could not have imagined. Deeply felt, often luminously moving, THE BEAUTY OF ORDINARY THINGS carries forward the promise of Harriet Scott Chessman's earlier work, revealing a writer richly aware of the range of human tragedy and tenderness.


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November 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: The Beauty of Ordinary Things
Author(s): Harriet Scott Chessman
ISBN: 0-9893023-1-8 / 978-0-9893023-1-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atelier26 Books
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