By Jane Rule
5 girls at severe crossroads of their lives come jointly during this gem of a unique set on an island off the coast of Vancouver
After the fireplace introduces a quintet of very assorted girls as they try with abandonment, loss, and new beginnings—both jointly and on my own. there's Karen Tasuki, who lately separated from her associate and wonders if she’ll ever get used to being by myself . . . till she befriends pink, who cleans homes for the island’s privileged population. omit James is the eccentric Southern spinster born on the flip of the century. Milly Forbes is a girl whose husband “went scot loose after stealing 20 years of her life.” And the practical Henrietta “Hen” Hawkins yearns for her absent, unwell husband. On a rural island that they dub a “used-wife lot,” the 5 heroines nurture each other as they take care of loneliness, demise, and renewed lifestyles. Imbued with wit and compassion, After the fireplace is a singular approximately ladies loving girls and ladies aiding women—and the bond that transcends age, race, or even gender.
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