Bright Angel Time

by Martha McPhee

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780156029346
  • ISBN-10: 0156029340
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 10/15/2003
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    Set in the early 1970s, this magical first novel by National Book Award finalist Martha McPhee marked not only the introduction of the Furey-Cooper family of Gorgeous Lies, but also the auspicious debut of a stunning literary talent.

    Meet eight-year-old Kate and her sisters as they take to a life on the road when their divorced mother falls in love with someone new. This strange freedom introduces the girls to a way of life that is vastly different from the one they knew with their geologist father. But, far from him, adult distraction and carelessness finally threaten to explode and ruin Kate's life. Rich in character, imagery, and humor, Bright Angel Time is a brilliant and moving novel from an authentic, critically acclaimed new voice.


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    "To get a sense of what Martha McPhee's affecting first novel is like, imagine Rabbit Run or Revolutionary Road written from the point of view of an 8-year-old child." - -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

    "Gorgeous . . . In this well-rendered tale of misplaced dreams and forgotten realities, McPhee's prose is as delicate and lovely as an angel's wing."-US