Luck A Novel Author:Joan Barfoot One woman is an ex-beauty-queen, one is a recovering addict to virtue, and one is an artist. The man of the big old house on the hill, Philip Lawrence, is suddenly dead and his departure is bound to have dramatic effects. The abruptly widowed Nora, whose recent works of biblical art have caused a fundamentalist furor in their town, is unexpected... more »ly confronted by solo life in a place she despises. Beth, her wispy, beautiful model, faces losing a haven from her own eerie history, while housekeeper Sophie, a former overseas aid volunteer shattered by trauma, will have to find new ways to resist old compulsions. Luck follows the three days after Philip's death as the women careen through circumstances none of them could ever have imagined. 3 days, 3 women. The big question is 'What's next?'« less
A well-reviewed new book by the author of "Dancing in the Dark." An artist awakens to find that her husband has died beside her in the bed. The book covers the first three days after his death, and its effects on the widow and the remaining two members of the household: a young woman recovering from the trauma of a stint working for an NGO in Africa, and an even younger girl who has been posing for the artist's latest sequence of works. The book has wry humor, surprising revelations of character, and a thorough exploration of the varying natures of grief and displacement.