A Spell on the Water (Sweetwater Fiction: Originals) by Marjorie Kowalski Cole

By Marjorie Kowalski Cole

"I could not positioned it down."

---Barbara Kingsolver

In 1955, Mary and Jim chief have the yank dream: careers in medication; a tender and fit family members; or even a holiday home---a shabby lodge faraway from bustling Chicago. yet one scorching afternoon adjustments every little thing. Mary, now a widow, needs to discover a course out of her grief right into a destiny for herself and 5 small children.

In Michigan to promote the lodge, Mary sees seven hawks riding the typhoon winds over the lake. This position, she thinks, can heal them with its wild good looks, so she strikes her relations to the northern lakeshore.

But Mary has forgotten what it really is wish to stay in a tiny rural neighborhood, the place nearly each person has a stake in conserving the established order. secrets and techniques are stored at nice fee as Mary's young ones frequently fight to elevate themselves. A coming-of-age tale for every family member, it is a novel of quiet heroism and the ability of non-public freedom.

Praise for Marjorie Kowalski Cole and her earlier novel, Correcting the Landscape:

". . . her writing is easy, vibrant and gorgeous."

---Eugene Register-Guard

". . . a amazing new expertise. Critics have coated as much as compliment the book."

---Tucson Citizen

"Cole's variety is sophisticated yet engrossing . . . it truly is particularly a debut."

---Booklist

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