A House in Earnest

A Novel

By Farish, Terry

Publishers Summary:
Beginning with the meeting of Deborah Getsinger and Vietnam veteran Christy Mahon on May 1, 1975, the day Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese, this finely nuanced novel follows the intertwined lives of five people during the final 25 years of the 20th century. Set in a small New Hampshire college community, it tells the story of Deborah and Christy, whose long emotional connection is troubled by Christy's experiences in the war; their son, Ian; Deborah's friend Sonia; and Sonia's daughter, Patience. As they face changes in their culture and themselves, the adults deal with regret, loss, and the impact of their choices on their lives and those of their children.

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ISBN
978-1-88364-252-5
Publisher
Steerforth


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Reviewed on April 15, 2000

When na ve 19-year-old Deborah falls for Cristy, an older, moody Vietnam veteran, they find themselves in an unstable relationship that neither can fully commit to nor entirely escape. They live in a communal setting near Franconia College, a failing experimental school where Cristy teaches history. Deborah tries her hand as a baker, a clerk in a vintage c...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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