PDF READ Good to a Fault õ Marina Endicott


  • Paperback
  • 376
  • Good to a Fault
  • Marina Endicott
  • English
  • 02 October 2020
  • 9781551119298

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Good to a Fault review ✓ 103 Hing and moves the children husband and horrible grandmother into her own house then has to cope with the conseuences of practical goodnessAs Lorraine walks the borders of death Clara expands into life finding purpose energy and unexpected love amidst the hard unaccustomed work of sharing her days But the burden is not Clara's alone Lorraine's children must cope with divided loyalties a. What an original theme exploring what it is to be good I don t think I ve heard of a book that touches on this particular concept at least not in contemporary literature I usually have such conflicting thoughts and feelings toward Giller nominees but I can safely say I understand why this book was shortlisted Endicott has clearly mastered point of view and her transitions between voices are seamless I didn t like Clara at first but it s clear we re not supposed to that she s supposed to seem as needy and desperate as she does But then she becomes three dimensional just as everyone else does and it s so beautifully subtle the reader doesn t know it s happening until it already has I don t think the last 100 pages could have been handled any skilfully For such a uiet book I found myself on the edge of my seat throughout those last pages Would Clara and Paul find each other again Would Clayton leave again The suspense was strangely subtle which I think is just another testament to the author s great skillAll in all a great title A deliciously painful read even The Heartbroken Heartbreaker re not supposed to that she s supposed to seem as needy and desperate as she does But then she becomes three dimensional just as everyone else does and it s so beautifully subtle the Rory and Sebastian reader doesn t know it s happening until it already has I don t think the last 100 pages could have been handled any skilfully For such a uiet book I found myself on the edge of my seat throughout those last pages Would Clara and Paul find each other again Would Clayton leave again The suspense was strangely subtle which I think is just another testament to the author s great skillAll in all a great title A deliciously painful Make Something read even

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Good to a Fault review ✓ 103 Nd Lorraine must live with her growing unpayable debt to Clara and the feeling that Clara has taken her placeWhat exactly does it mean to be good When is sacrifice merely selfishness What do we owe in this life and what do we deserve Marina Endicott looks at life and death through the compassionate lens of a born novelist being good being at fault and finding some balance on the precipi. This is a novel about what I will call wanting a better phrase the extraordinary ordinary about the lengths to which people go and the barriers that prevent them from going further It is a book for adults full of the complexities of the intersections of life love religion ethics etc I realize I could be writing about any good novel not just this one but there is nothing exotic or strange about the premise of this story which is a car accident and its aftermath nothing exotic or strange about the characters all of whom are recognizably human and accordingly a mix of virtues strengths weaknesses etc The scenes are well painted and change freuently enough to keep the limited action of the novel moving along What I think I liked best about the novel is the fact that the author uite consciously puts the reader in the position of a god looking down on the lives of these many protagonists and clearly thinks any god worth a damn would not only forgive all of them but invite them in for tea or maybe a beer

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Good to a Fault review ✓ 103 In a moment of self absorption Clara Purdy's life takes a sharp left turn when she crashes into a beat up car carrying an itinerant family of six The Gage family had been travelling to a new life in Fort McMurray but bruises on the mother Lorraine prove to be late stage cancer rather than remnants of the accident Recognizing their need as her responsibility Clara tries to do the right t. Had been wanting to read this for a few years and picked it up at the library for 1 What a deal It kept me engrossed the whole way through It s about a small town Saskatchewan woman who causes an accident with a down on their luck family of 5 and winds up taking in the couple s three children when the Mother is suddenly hospitalized with cancer Sounds depressingand the themes of loneliness longing for human connection mortality illness and the cleavages between us that are often defined by classare not the most uplifting But the writing is superb and the characters so well drawn that I did not want the novel to end It also has an element of suspenseyou are never uite sure if the change in Clara s life will be permanent or if Lorraine will recover and take back her family In the end the novel expertly reveals the complicated nature of all people and the way a community can be created out of disparate parts It also explores the motives selfish and otherwise that push us to do good All that in one simple bookand there s even a bit of romance I thought it was a mesmerizing subtle and powerful meditation on the human condition Pretty much what I look for in a book


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    PDF READ Good to a Fault õ Marina Endicott Finalist Scotiabank Giller Prize 2008One of Globe Mail’s Top 100 Books of 2008 Marina Endicott has come up with an original concep

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    PDF READ Good to a Fault õ Marina Endicott Four very solid stars Fault weakness or failing Clara Purdy is driving along one day minding her own business when she hits the vehic

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    read & download Good to a Fault PDF READ Good to a Fault õ Marina Endicott summary ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Marina Endicott Had been wanting to read this for a few years and picked it up at the library for 1 What a deal It kept me engro

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    summary ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Marina Endicott Marina Endicott ´ 3 read & download PDF READ Good to a Fault õ Marina Endicott The cancer card trumps everything protagonist Clara Purdy ruminates and that sums up the premise of this novel Throw this d

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    PDF READ Good to a Fault õ Marina Endicott Marina Endicott ´ 3 read & download summary ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Marina Endicott What a perfect book Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott is It reminded me of books I read back during my university years when I took my Canadian Lit course; books like Who Has Seen the Wind by WO Mitchell or Why Shoot the Teacher by Max Braithwaite It's a gentle loving caring story that had me smiling and crying at different momentsClara Purdy lives in Saskatchewan and while driving home gets into an accident with a young family Clara liv

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    PDF READ Good to a Fault õ Marina Endicott What an original theme exploring what it is to be good I don't think I've heard of a book that touches on this p

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    PDF READ Good to a Fault õ Marina Endicott read & download Good to a Fault This is a novel about what I will call wanting a better phrase the extraordinary ordinary about the lengths to which people go and the barriers that prevent them from going further It is a book for adults full of the complexities of the intersections of life love religion ethics etc I realize I could be writing about any

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    summary ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Marina Endicott Marina Endicott ´ 3 read & download PDF READ Good to a Fault õ Marina Endicott An okay book The story line was great but the writing lacked oompf Too slow and lazyFrom back coverIn a moment of self absorption Clara Purdy

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    read & download Good to a Fault Marina Endicott ´ 3 read & download summary ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Marina Endicott Wasn't great The characters were kind of boring after the middle of the book and it was painful to try and get through The story was kind of bland there was no spark that made me want to keep reading it The characters were in this constant state of mourningdepression and the only character that had any passionfire was the mother and she was m

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    PDF READ Good to a Fault õ Marina Endicott In a very convoluted way Good to a Fault reminded me of one of the sub plots in the book Gone Baby Gone by Dennis Lehane As Clara Purdy robotically examines her mundane life she subconsciously wonders what she has accomplis

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