Summary

"A family’s deepest secrets are exposed in this “haunting domestic drama” from the award-winning author of A Wrinkle in Time." -- (Publishers Weekly).
When her teenage granddaughter comes to her with a troubling question, Camilla Dickinson must confront the painful history she’s long kept hidden. Forced to relive her past, she relates a complex saga involving her beautiful, adulterous mother, her troubled son, and the difficult choices that have affected three generations of her family.
As she goes through the difficult process of revealing her secrets, Camilla also lets go of the burden of lies she’s told. A testament to the power of acceptance and forgiveness, A Live Coal in the Sea is ultimately an exploration of the lengths to which people will go for love—and the things they’ll do to protect family.
©1996 Crosswicks, Ltd (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. The Poems of Emily Dickinson, edited by Thomas H. Johnson, Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, © 1951, 1955 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. © renewed 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. © 1914, 1918, 1919, 1924, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1935, 1937, 1942 by Martha Dickinson Bianchi. © 1952, 1957, 1958, 1963, 1965 by Mary L. Hampson. “With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm.” Words and Music by Bert Lee, R. P. Weston and Harris Weston. © 1934 Chappell & Co. Inc. all rights reserved. Used by permission of Alfred Music.
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2 out of 5 stars
By vtb on 24-01-18

Not great... predicable, pompous narration

The story was OK at best.... the narration made me even cringe at times, so pompous and unrealistic. The "bombshell" at the end of the book was easy to guess shortly into the book. I would not recommend this book at all to anyone.

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