Grief Cottage

The power and beauty of this artful novel wash over the reader like the waves on a South Carolina beach.

Author: Gail Godwin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632867056

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

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Longlisted for the 2020 Grand Prix de littérature américaine Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017 (Top 10) Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books 2017 Indie Next Summer 2018 Pick For Reading Groups The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from bestselling National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin. After his mother's death, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a haunted past. Aunt Charlotte, otherwise a woman of few words, points out a ruined cottage, telling Marcus she had visited it regularly after she'd moved there thirty years ago because it matched the ruin of her own life. Eventually she was inspired to take up painting so she could capture its utter desolation. The islanders call it "Grief Cottage," because a boy and his parents disappeared from it during a hurricane fifty years before. Their bodies were never found and the cottage has stood empty ever since. During his lonely hours while Aunt Charlotte is in her studio painting and keeping her demons at bay, Marcus visits the cottage daily, building up his courage by coming ever closer, even after the ghost of the boy who died seems to reveal himself. Full of curiosity and open to the unfamiliar and uncanny given the recent upending of his life, he courts the ghost boy, never certain whether the ghost is friendly or follows some sinister agenda. Grief Cottage is the best sort of ghost story, but it is far more than that--an investigation of grief, remorse, and the memories that haunt us. The power and beauty of this artful novel wash over the reader like the waves on a South Carolina beach.

Grief Cottage

Grief Cottage Gail Godwin Guide written by Zoe Gould The following questions are intended to enhance your discussion of Grief Cottage. About this book After the sudden death of his mother, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to live with his ...

Author: Gail Godwin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632867063

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Longlisted for the 2020 Grand Prix de littérature américaine Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017 (Top 10) Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books 2017 Indie Next Summer 2018 Pick For Reading Groups The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from bestselling National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin. After his mother's death, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a haunted past. Aunt Charlotte, otherwise a woman of few words, points out a ruined cottage, telling Marcus she had visited it regularly after she'd moved there thirty years ago because it matched the ruin of her own life. Eventually she was inspired to take up painting so she could capture its utter desolation. The islanders call it "Grief Cottage," because a boy and his parents disappeared from it during a hurricane fifty years before. Their bodies were never found and the cottage has stood empty ever since. During his lonely hours while Aunt Charlotte is in her studio painting and keeping her demons at bay, Marcus visits the cottage daily, building up his courage by coming ever closer, even after the ghost of the boy who died seems to reveal himself. Full of curiosity and open to the unfamiliar and uncanny given the recent upending of his life, he courts the ghost boy, never certain whether the ghost is friendly or follows some sinister agenda. Grief Cottage is the best sort of ghost story, but it is far more than that--an investigation of grief, remorse, and the memories that haunt us. The power and beauty of this artful novel wash over the reader like the waves on a South Carolina beach.

The Christian miscellany and family visiter

As the bells of the village church were chiming out the year 1817 , the widow of a poor collier sat in deep grief in her little cottage , where seven small children were asleep beside her . In the early morning of that day the husband ...

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Sights A foot

The rustic authorities im- her solitude , ever speechless , ever mediately repaired to the cottage , weeping , as ... never even sighed girl , who had looked in at the in the heaviness of her grief . cottage window , in imitation of ...

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They first grief had seemed , then , hard to bear ; she were married , and a few brief , bright months of loved her ... Returning , as he from us , ceases to be grief , compared with some crossed the lawn , in front of the cottage ...

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They first grief had seemed , then , hard to bear ; she were married , and a few brief , bright months of loved her ... Returning , as he from us , ceases to be grief , compared with some crossed the lawn , in front of the cottage ...

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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century A New Ed

In another corner of the cottage , her face covered by her apron , which was flung over it , sat the mother , the nature of her grief sufficiently indicated by the wringing of her hands , and the convulsive agitations of her bosom ...

Author: Charles Dexter Cleveland

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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century on the plan of the author s Compendium of English Literature and supplementary to it Stereotype edition

In another corner of the cottage , her face covered by her apron , which was flung over it , sat the mother , the nature of her grief sufficiently indicated by the wringing of her hands , and the convulsive agitations of her bosom ...

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... corner of the cottage , her face covered well - saved suits of black , others in their ordinary by the apron which was flung over it , sat the mother , clothes , but all bearing an expression of mournful sym- the nature of her grief ...

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