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On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, an uncompromising young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie O, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between Claire and Vivien will change the life of one of them in unexpected and extraordinary ways. Part literary mystery and part love story, The Obituary Writer examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope.
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full_title obituary writer
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lastUpdate 2017-04-30 04:53:05AM

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subject_facet Housewives -- Fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Regret -- Fiction, United States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Women journalists -- Fiction
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title The obituary writer
title_display The obituary writer
title_full The Obituary Writer, The obituary writer / Ann Hood, The obituary writer / by Ann Hood, The obituary writer [electronic resource] / by Ann Hood, The obituary writer [sound recording] / by Ann Hood
title_short The obituary writer
title_sort obituary writer
topic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature
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