By Emily Gray Tedrowe
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At seventy-eight, Winnie Easton has ultimately chanced on love back with Jerry Trevis, a filthy rich Chicago businessman who has moved to the small, upstate city of Hartfield, long island, to start his lifestyles anew. yet their determination to shop for one of many town's largest homes ignites anger and skepticism-as teenagers and grandchildren take drastic activities to safe their very own futures and endangered inheritances. With a lot using on Jerry's wealth, a decline in his actual overall healthiness forces challenging judgements at the kinfolk, renewing outdated loyalties whereas developing spectacular alliances.
A powerfully relocating novel informed from alternating views, Commuters is an intensely human tale of lives profoundly replaced through the repercussions of 1 marriage, and through the complicated intertwining of affection, cash, and kin.
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Author Name: Emily grey Tedrowe
Author Description: Emily grey Tedrowe is the writer of COMMUTERS: a singular, which was once named a most sensible New Paperback by means of leisure Weekly, in addition to an IndieBound subsequent remarkable choose and a goal Breakout ebook. Her new novel BLUE STARS can be released by way of St. Martin's Press in February 2015.
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Imagine that. I still couldn’t. I’d been living in this one-room efficiency, sharing a bathroom with four sour men. I expected the cabin to disappear as soon as I touched the door handle. An illusion. A trick. A game. Can you guess that I’m a bit of a skeptic? Doubt has a long history with me. Lake returned with my duffel bag. Hanging from his index finger, it looked as small as a fanny pack. ” I reached the steps that led up to my cabin, just a few. I touched the wooden door. A brass number hung on the front: 9.
The driver had opened one of the luggage bays. Now many of the passengers got out of their seats. Even one old woman whose snore had been louder than the bus engine. I’d thought for sure she was asleep, but she stopped in the middle of a snort and got up to take a peek. Even the nut leaned over an empty seat to take a gander. The old woman smiled at him. ” “It don’t matter,” he said. He sneered to seem defiant, but already his voice had weakened. It looked cold out there. The bus driver disappeared inside the luggage bay.
I reached for the wall with my right hand and shaded my eyes with the left. There, in the dim room, sat an enormous circular dining table with tall candles lit in its center. For a moment the table looked like a giant radio telescope, the kind scientists use to survey outer space, and the candles were its great antennae. I watched the flames flicker rhythmically as if messages were being received. I walked around the table, but didn’t touch. Wouldn’t even brush the tops of the chairs. There was a plush gray tablecloth that draped all the way to the floor.
Commuters: A Novel by Emily Gray Tedrowe