Item description for The Last of Something: a novel by Susan Kelly...
"A reflective, smoothly written first novel, a Carolina Novel Award winner. . . . The denouement of this auspicious debut is strong and affecting."-Publishers Weekly
"Kelly writes like there's an angel hiding in her pen. . . . How Close We Come is a -winner all the way."-Raleigh News Observer
They've been friends since their college days-Shotsie, Bess, and Claire-and the twenty years since have gotten them husbands, children, mortgages, assorted body patches, one handgun, a hysterectomy, and lots of neurosis. Still, at least once a year they again have each other. And Ian.
This year, in this affecting, sly, bittersweet novel, they are gathering along with their husbands at Dune Ridge on the coast of North Carolina near the close of -summer. Only this year their circle is incomplete. Because Ian-wildly irresponsible Ian, "the enigma" Ian-does not show. His young new wife does, however, and no matter what romance Ian may in the past have shared with Shotsie, Bess, and Claire, it's the dewily beautiful Nina who is bearing his child.
For sure, a hurricane is heading menacingly their way, and neither friendship nor memory, any more than a creaky seaside cottage, can grant them safe harbor. In old stories new truths unfold.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Pegasus Books
ISBN 1933648082 ISBN13 9781933648088
Availability 0 units.
More About Susan Kelly
Kelly works for the State of Michigan Family Independence Agency and manages the Division of Community Supportive Services.
Susan Kelly currently resides in Ypsilanti, in the state of Michigan. Susan Kelly was born in 1943.