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The Lavender Hour

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Downsized from her teaching job, Jessie longs for a sense of renewal and decides to spend a year on Cape Cod, seeking to be cleansed by rushing ocean waters and comforted by the lavender hues of the setting sun. While there she volunteers with a local hospice program, where she meets Luke, a once proud fisherman whose life and body have been ravaged by cancer. Jessie's presence is a great help to Luke's mother, who has moved in to take care of her son.

After initial misgivings Jessie and Luke forge a deep friendship, and the former teacher is surprised to find herself opening up about her life, the loss of her father when she was a girl, her often difficult relationship with her mother, and her own battle with illness. When Luke makes a critical request of his new friend, Jessie must look deep within herself for an answer, knowing that her actions will have far-reaching effects on Luke's family and forever change the bonds within her own.

Genre: General Fiction

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Paperback Editions

March 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: The Lavender Hour: A Novel
Author(s): Anne LeClaire
ISBN: 0-345-46048-0 / 978-0-345-46048-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
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Kindle Editions

April 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Lavender Hour: A Novel
Author(s): Anne LeClaire
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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