A Circle of Earth
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|Format: ||Paperback / softback, 394 pages|
|Other Information: ||black & white illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 19 March 2014|
A moving look at how lives are shaped by circumstance. Set in Alabama between and following the two world wars, A Circle of Earth tells the story of two characters' attempts to find happiness in a world where both lives and marriages are defined not by choice but by circumstance. At age seventeen Emma walks blindly into a marriage that is not a love match. Her plight becomes the attempt to exist within the confines of this relationship. The limitations of Henry's world are uniquely cruel, as he has a searching and eager mind. The effects of the Great Depression worsen his situation, resulting in his placement in the state mental hospital, where he forms an unlikely bond with a young psychiatrist-a Northerner of whom he asks "if Levy had ever loved a woman. Loved her so that the lobe of an ear or the shape of her mouth were little sights to almost hurt a man's heart."
About the Author
Patricia Weil was born and grew up in Alabama. She has lived in Europe and Africa, as well as various parts of the United States. This is her first novel.
22 x 15 x 2 centimetres (0.58 kg)|
15+ years |