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  • Downsized from her teaching job, Jessie longs for a sense of renewal and decides to spend a year on Cape Cod, seeking to be cleansed by rushing ocean waters and comforted by the lavender hues of the setting sun.
  • About the Author: Anne LeClaire is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Leaving Eden and Entering Normal.
  • 322 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Women

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Downsized from her teaching job, Jessie longs for a sense of renewal and decides to spend a year on Cape Cod, seeking to be cleansed by rushing ocean waters and comforted by the lavender hues of the setting sun. While there she volunteers with a local hospice program, where she meets Luke, a once proud fisherman whose life and body have been ravaged by cancer. Jessie's presence is a great help to Luke's mother, who has moved in to take care of her son.

After initial misgivings Jessie and Luke forge a deep friendship, and the former teacher is surprised to find herself opening up about her life, the loss of her father when she was a girl, her often difficult relationship with her mother, and her own battle with illness. When Luke makes a critical request of his new friend, Jessie must look deep within herself for an answer, knowing that her actions will have far-reaching effects on Luke's family and forever change the bonds within her own.



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"A few writers, and Anne LeClaire is one, can illuminate honestly every nuance of life reclaimed from loss, as the setting sun outlines every limb of a tree in winter."
-Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

"Brilliant, dark, and deep . . . LeClaire writes with great compassion and insight, and understands the ways that lives intersect, the way one decision can change everything forever."
-Luanne Rice, author of Sandcastles

"Heart-wrenching, illuminating . . . The Lavender Hour paints in vivid detail the many shades of grief and the healing magic of place."
-Claire Cook author of Must Love Dogs

"LeClaire packs this winning novel with resounding life lessons and a resonating set of romantic relationships."
-Kirkus Reviews



About the Author



Anne LeClaire is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Leaving Eden and Entering Normal. She is also a short story writer who teaches and lectures on writing and the creative process, and has worked as a radio broadcaster, a journalist, and a correspondent for The Boston Globe. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Redbook, and Yankee magazine, among other publications. She is the mother of two adult children and lives on Cape Cod.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.92 Inches (H) x 5.26 Inches (W) x .71 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 322
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Author: Anne LeClaire
Language: English
Street Date: March 27, 2007
TCIN: 11772335
UPC: 9780345460486
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-2288
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.71 inches length x 5.26 inches width x 7.92 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.5 pounds
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