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The Obituary Writer

By Ann Hood, 1956-

A sophisticated and suspenseful novel about the poignant lives of two women living in different eras.

On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, an uncompromising young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie O, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between Claire and Vivien will change the life of one of them in unexpected and extraordinary ways. Part literary mystery and part love story, The Obituary Writer examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope.

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Format: Book
Author: Hood, Ann, 1956-
Summary: On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, a young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless but secure marriage or to follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between these two women will change Claire's life in unexpected and extraordinary ways.
Title: The obituary writer / Ann Hood.
Publisher Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Subject: Housewives -- Fiction Women journalists -- Fiction Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction Regret -- Fiction. United States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780393081428 (hardcover) 0393081427 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Hood
Oclc: 783163646
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Bib Id: 419622

Format: Book
Author: Hood, Ann, 1956-
Summary: On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, a young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless but secure marriage or to follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between these two women will change Claire's life in unexpected and extraordinary ways.
Title: The obituary writer / Ann Hood.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Description: 292 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Housewives -- Fiction
Subjects: Women journalists -- Fiction
Subjects: Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction
Subjects: Regret -- Fiction.
Subjects: United States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
LCCN: 2012040074
ISBN: 9780393081428 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0393081427 (hardcover)
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Hood