Skip to content

The Confessions of Frances Godwin

A Novel

By Robert Hellenga, 1941-

The Confessions of Frances Godwin is the fictional memoir of a retired high school Latin teacher looking back on a life of trying to do her best amidst transgressions-starting with her affair with Paul, whom she later marries. Now that Paul is dead and she's retired, Frances Godwin thinks her story is over-but of course the rest of her life is full of surprises, including the truly shocking turn of events that occurs when she takes matters into her own hands after her daughter Stella's husband grows increasingly abusive. And though she is not a particularly pious person, in the aftermath of her actions, God begins speaking to her. Theirs is a deliciously antagonistic relationship that will compel both believers and nonbelievers alike.

From a small town in the Midwest to the Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome, The Confessions of Frances Godwin touches on the great questions of human existence: Is there something “out there” that takes an interest in us? Or is the universe ultimately indifferent?

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Ballentine
  • F Hellenga, Fiction
1 available at North Main
  • F Hellenga, Fiction
1 available at Sandhills
  • F Hellenga, Fiction

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9781620405499


Format: Book
Author: Hellenga, Robert, 1941-
Summary: "The Confessions of Frances Godwin is the fictional memoir of a retired high school Latin teacher looking back on a life of trying to do her best amidst transgressions--starting with her affair with Paul, whom she later marries. Now that Paul is dead and she's retired, Frances Godwin thinks her story is over--but of course the rest of her life is full of surprises, including the truly shocking turn of events that occurs when she takes matters into her own hands after her daughter Stella's husband grows increasingly abusive. And though she is not a particularly pious person, in the aftermath of her actions, God begins speaking to her. Theirs is a deliciously antagonistic relationship that will compel both believers and nonbelievers alike. From a small town in the Midwest to the Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome, The Confessions of Frances Godwin touches on the great questions of human existence: Is there something "out there" that takes an interest in us? Or is the universe ultimately indifferent?"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The confessions of Frances Godwin : a novel / Robert Hellenga.
Publisher Date: New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Subject: Latin teachers -- Fiction. Mothers and daugthers -- Fiction. FICTION / General.
Isbn: 9781620405499 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: F Hellenga
Oclc:
Upc:
Bib Id: 534844

Format: Book
Author: Hellenga, Robert, 1941-
Summary: "The Confessions of Frances Godwin is the fictional memoir of a retired high school Latin teacher looking back on a life of trying to do her best amidst transgressions--starting with her affair with Paul, whom she later marries. Now that Paul is dead and she's retired, Frances Godwin thinks her story is over--but of course the rest of her life is full of surprises, including the truly shocking turn of events that occurs when she takes matters into her own hands after her daughter Stella's husband grows increasingly abusive. And though she is not a particularly pious person, in the aftermath of her actions, God begins speaking to her. Theirs is a deliciously antagonistic relationship that will compel both believers and nonbelievers alike. From a small town in the Midwest to the Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome, The Confessions of Frances Godwin touches on the great questions of human existence: Is there something "out there" that takes an interest in us? Or is the universe ultimately indifferent?"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The confessions of Frances Godwin : a novel / Robert Hellenga.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Description: 305 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Latin teachers -- Fiction.
Subjects: Mothers and daugthers -- Fiction.
Subjects: FICTION / General.
LCCN: 2013044568
ISBN: 9781620405499 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: F Hellenga