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Saint Maybe

Tyler, Anne (Book - 1991 )
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Saint Maybe is the rich and absorbing story of a young man's guilt over his brother's death and his struggle to atone for the wrong he feels he has done. On a quiet street in Baltimore in 1965, seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe lives with his family in an "ideal, apple-pie household," enjoying the comfort of family traditions and indulging in all the usual dreams of the future. Until one night, when Ian's stinging words to his brother bring tragedy -- and from that careless moment on nothing can ever be the same. Anne Tyler takes us along Ian's painful and poignant quest for forgiveness, from the Church of the Second Chance to Ian's gratifying, solitary work as a carpenter. Raising the three children that are thrust on him, he finds himself amazed, drowning in family and duty. Then, out of the very heart of the domestic clutter, a light begins to flash.
Authors: Tyler, Anne
Title: Saint maybe
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1991
Edition: 1st trade ed
Characteristics: 337 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0679403612
0449911608
Branch Call Number: FICTION TYLER
LCCN: 91052704
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Saints don't always start out to be a saint- often like Ian, they are just trying to make up for past mistakes by doing the best for those they in their care.


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