TIL SUMMERS END Janet Bray Rubert

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Published: November 14th 2013

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318 pages


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TIL SUMMERS END  by  Janet Bray  Rubert

TIL SUMMERS END by Janet Bray Rubert
November 14th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 318 pages | ISBN: | 7.50 Mb

As Sarah announces she’s pregnant, Geology Professor Mark Kingsley retreats into silence --their perfect marriage arrangement over. Still she remains until the doctoral acceptance letter from the University of Washington arrives. While Mark is onMoreAs Sarah announces she’s pregnant, Geology Professor Mark Kingsley retreats into silence --their perfect marriage arrangement over. Still she remains until the doctoral acceptance letter from the University of Washington arrives.

While Mark is on another hiking trip, Sarah moves out, his onlycontact a monthly check.In Seattle, work, graduate classes, motherhood and preparations for a return trip to West Africafor her dissertation in ethnomusicology leave Sarah little time for remorse or to grieve her grandparentsrecent tragic deaths.Surely, a week on the Idaho family farm will rejuvenate her and give her time to reflect. On thedrive over, Sarah can almost hear the bacon sizzling in the cast iron skillet, taste her mother’s cinnamonrolls.

Mornings she’ll join her Dad on the porch to watch the sunrise above the Idaho wheat fields andlisten to the meadowlark’s song. Refreshed, she’ll leave Rachel with Mom and Dad, head back toSeattle, play matron of honor in her best friend’s wedding then fly to Ghana for the summer.

She and hermother enjoy a shopping trip to Lewiston and reminisce while sorting through Grandma Myers’ hats.Will Sarah’s perfect plans quickly unravel?Her menopausal mother still mourns her parent’s loss, her recently married younger brother isconfrontational. Nightmares, unexplainable fatigue and a lengthy, soul-searching counseling sessionleave her exhausted and struggling to wake and her best friend’s wedding hoopla is another remindershe’s a pining, sorta-single mom.In Ghana, fear and desperation pulse through her body with every drum beat.

Exhaustionovertakes her, frightening the family whose hut she shares. What’s wrong with Sarah?‘Til Summer’s End, explores the interconnectedness of three generations -- the strain of birth,death, aging, mental and physical illness and marriage -- to pull apart or bring together.-



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