Nature Lessons

A Novel
Product Number: EB00099385
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466854949
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Description

A first-rate, beautifully-written novel about an EmigrE living in the States who goes back to her native South Africa to look for her missing mother-a fictional debut that will be a draw both to critics and to readers of fine, accessible fiction Set against a backdrop of South Africa's troubled history, natural beauty, and complex contemporary society, Nature Lessons is a riveting story of a forty-year-old woman, Kate Jensen, struggling to come to terms with the legacy of growing up with a mentally ill mother-including an inability to form long-term, committed relationships-and the guilt she feels as a white person who grew up during the apartheid era. Leavened with humor and full of wisdom gained from a childhood where nature's lessons were all too visible to ignore, Lynette Brasfield has written a heartbreaking but ultimately affirming novel about growing up in the shadow of mental illness.

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Author(s): Lynette Brasfield
Original Publish Date: Oct 22, 2013

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