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Walking Distance
Walking Distance
Author: Marian Thurm
This is a sad and lovely book whose motif of death and dying is lightened not only by the protagonist Laura's eagerness for life, but by the witty pragmatism of her grandmother Sophie, who at 85 is trying to decide whether having a man in her bed at night is worth putting up with him during the day. Sophie's dilemma in no way robs Laura's proble...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780394551470
ISBN-10: 0394551478
Publication Date: 3/12/1987
Pages: 279
Edition: 1st ed
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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From the cover blurb: Laura is happily married, content in her routines, devoted to her four-year-old daughter, completely in love with her husband. Then one morning Laura's life is thrown into turmoil when David, a neighbor, suddenly declares his passion. David is dying of cancer and his pleaâfirst for company to ease his loneliness, and, ultimately, for commitment and loveâdraws Laura into a relationship that defies all her expectations, all her previous conceptions of herself.


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