At the center of this "straight-to-the-gut" (Publishers Weekly) novel is strong, lovely Augusta--Gus--wife and mother of three children, who is dying of cancer. In her last weeks she sits for a sculptor capturing her spirit in bronze--a brave final gesture for her young family. "Above all, this poetic story is about the small, strange, and important ways people have of expressing love" (Christian Science Monitor).
About the Author
Alexandra Marshall is the author of Tender Offer, The Brass Bed, and Still Waters. She lives in Boston with her husband, the writer James Carroll, and their two children.
"Marshall has the essential novelist's gift, the creation of vivid characters." The New York Times