Catching Heaven

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Ballantine Books, 2000 - 374 strani
Maud Maxwell, just past forty, is an actress who has not made it in Hollywood. Tired of the struggle, fed up with a going-nowhere relationship, sad that she hasn't had the children she thinks she wants, Maud takes off for Marengo, the New Mexico town where her younger sister Lizzie lives.

Lizzie, a painter who thought she'd be famous and live in Paris, supports herself and her three children (by three different fathers) by selling her paintings to a greeting card company. Lizzie is sometimes weary of her responsibilities and envies what she believes is Maud's free and glamourous life. While Maud settles happily in Marengo, Lizzie has an angry sense that Maud has taken over her life. Then Jake Arboles returns home to Marengo, after two years away, eager to start again with Lizzie and be a father to their child. But Lizzie is resistant, and the presence of Maud in town will further complicate their lives.

"Catching Heaven" is a rich and vibrant novel that captures the ever-changing landscape of family and those who define it.

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A first novel fulsomely charting the lives of two sisters, smart women who do dumb things until the obligatory life-transforming event makes them wise and contented.Hall's protagonists, unfortunately ... Celotno mnenje

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Loved this book --- you follow the lives of several characters through a pivotal year in their lives. Each chapter is told in the voice of one of the characters. Themes include love, happiness and ... Celotno mnenje

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Sands Hall received her B.A. in drama from the University of California, Irvine, and attended the Advanced Training Program at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop and a second MFA in theatre arts from the University of Iowa. She has worked extensively as an actor, including seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Old Globe Theatre, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and the Foothill Theatre Company, where she also writes and directs. She teaches in the University of California at Davis Extension Programs, for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and for the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

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