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  • Author:
    Katharine Davis
  • ISBN:
    0451225872
  • ISBN13:
    978-0451225870
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  • Publisher:
    Berkley; Original edition (February 3, 2009)
  • Pages:
    323 pages
  • Subcategory:
    History & Criticism
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  • Rating:
    4.3
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    798
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A ?captivating novel of loss and recovery?(Katheleen Maloy, author of Every Last Cuckoo ) and new beginnings.

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The village of East Hope was quiet, with only a few cars parked on the street long the way. People had start. People had started to prepare for Halloween. The neighboring yards and porches were already decorated with pumpkins and corn husks. Will was oblivious to the decorations marking the upcoming holiday. He and Mary Beth had had a terrible argument. Their peaceful reunion at the beginning of September was long forgotten. After Penny’s message, Will had tried to reach.

Will Harmon also puts his old life behind him, arriving in East Hope to run the local used bookshop.

Все продавцы . East Hope. Will Harmon also puts his old life behind him, arriving in East Hope to run the local used bookshop. As he questions his desires and struggles with his failing marriage, Will yearns for the wisdom to do what is right. Then Caroline walks into Will?s bookstore, and they establish a tentative friendship?with the promise of something more. As they seek to rescue what is most important in their lives, they cling to a distant hope?for understanding, for family, and for love.

Another excellent book by Katharine Davis. I discovered her last summer at the Books in Bloom festival in Boothbay, Maine. Mar 16, 2013 Emilie rated it it was ok. Best lines: Once upon a time there lived a woman with a not-so perfect life.

Katharine Davis, in East Hope, pens an extraordinary page turning read with descriptive characters, intrinsic scene details and transports the reader, to a locale that invites conversation. This book is a must read, fiction and non fiction lover's - it's exceptional. The two primary characters, Caroline and Will invoke emotion for the reader and their story lines connect and weave a web with ebb and flow. As a Jodi Picoult fan, I found Davis' writing style refreshing, engaging and believable. Laura's List: Books for Women Popular Categories.

Hope Davis (born March 23, 1964) is an American actress. She has starred in films such as About Schmidt (2002) and American Splendor (2003). For her role in the original Broadway production of God of Carnage in 2009, she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play. She has also received two Emmy Award nominations, for her 2009 television roles in the series In Treatment and in the film The Special Relationship.

Katharine Davis is the author of several novels for women, including East Hope, A Slender Thread, and Capturing Paris. She grew up in Europe, taught French for many years, and worked as a docent at The National Gallery of Ar. .More about Katharine Davis. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

Book's title: East Hope Katharine Davis. Personal Name: Davis, Katharine. Publication, Distribution, et. New York. Library of Congress Control Number: 2008024547. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 9780451225870.

A ?captivating novel of loss and recovery?(Katheleen Maloy, author of Every Last Cuckoo) and new beginnings, set in a small town in Maine.Several months after her husband?s sudden death, and troubled by one night?s indiscretion, Caroline Waverly seeks refuge in the house she?s inherited in East Hope, Maine. There she finds the courage to face the consequences of her choices?her precarious finances, her alienated college-age son, and the man she left behind. Will Harmon also puts his old life behind him, arriving in East Hope to run the local used bookshop. As he questions his desires and struggles with his failing marriage, Will yearns for the wisdom to do what is right. Then Caroline walks into Will?s bookstore, and they establish a tentative friendship?with the promise of something more. As they seek to rescue what is most important in their lives, they cling to a distant hope?for understanding, for family, and for love.

Qulcelat
I found this story charming and calming. Caroline is a rather gentle soul, a bit too dependent for my taste, but likable enough. She's a bit wrapped up in herself. Will is extremely likable, if a bit naive. They are a couple of misfits, but much preferable to high-powered achievers they both married.

Peripheral characters will well done, and I would like to have had more from them.

The mundane details helped create a strong sense of place. The plot line was not complex, but kept my interest

Davis has a charming style of writing that I enjoyed in "Capturing Paris," and I look forward to reading more from her. If you enjoy BEING there, I mean feeling the setting of the story, read this book.

A Maine village and Paris. A contrast for sure, but Davis captures each one well with engaging characters and stories.
Marirne
I thoroughly enjoyed EAST HOPE. Katharine Davis is a wonderful writer, and the story is well told and holds your interest throughout. I loved the Maine setting and it was convincingly written. I totally disagree with the reviewer who didn't like Will and thought he was an idiot. I could understand Will. His problem is he and his wife were mismatched from the beginning. She wanted a different kind of life than he did and was just as unable to adapt to his life as he was to hers. I found all the characters real and believable, with the kinds of problems and decisions real humans make all the time. Sometimes the decisions are wise, but often they are not, and then we must live with the consequences, just as Will and Caroline must. Davis has done a fine job with EAST HOPE and I'm looking forward to reading more of her books in the future. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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"East Hope" is the story of two people, each dealing with personal pain and having to re-make their lives. Caroline's husband, Harry, has died of a heart attack, leaving her a financial mess that forces her to sell their home in Maryland and search out a quieter, simpler life in Maine. Will is a professor at a women's college in Pennsylvania, until a false accusation causes him to have to leave his job. He takes a job managing a book store in a small Maine town, while his wife fast-tracks her career in New York City and their problems become as wide as the distance that separates them. Will and Caroline trade complicated city lives for a more quiet pace of life, where only the most important things matter. This is a love story, but a modern love story, complicated and full of reality. The author excels at describing the beauty of the coastal Maine town, its sturdy and caring inhabitants, and the careful hope of two broken people. I look forward to more from Katherine Davis (her previous novel, "Capturing Paris" was a delight also).
Zulkishicage
I really loved East Hope, but there it could have had a little more character depth (Caroline & Will) and a little less sadness to the story. I really didn't love the ending. It could leave room for a sequel but should have tied up the "loose ends" a little better.
Yananoc
Good new author to me
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
The main character was, in my opinion, totally unsympathetic. Her friend Vivienne was my favorite character in the book. She spoke the truth and proved to be a steadfast friend even when her opinions were unwelcome. Everything else about the book seemed shoe-horned and the ending was simply a complete throwaway. The mom's ridiculous procrastination about telling her son her news was annoying. The bookstore owner's character and his life problems were more interesting, although that story line was also strained. It struck me as a book that was much, much longer and edited poorly. I hope that's the case. It doesn't make me want to pick up any more of this author's books.
Feri
This is an example of women's fiction trying to be literary. The story was fine, but way too much detail and description. Actually, the story was filled with stereotypes: college professor and the sexy co-ed, the idea of moving to a small town to find oneself, the happy family of a rural small town and many more, The pacing was like watching paint dry. Simply put, it was not what I had hoped when I settled in and opened up the
East Hope is a delight to read, full of characters so finely drawn that we follow them through their travails and triumphs with worry, anticipation, and quiet satisfaction at every step along their paths. The setting is so integral to the story, and so richly detailed, that we see the light and feel the cold and drive through the snow and taste the fish chowder along with the characters. These are real people with real problems, and real ups and downs in coping with them, sometimes well and sometimes not. The plot has more twists and turns than a maze, and it's a can't-put-it-down reading experience. As a fellow fiction writer, I am filled with admiration for Katharine Davis's writerly skill. Read it -- you'll be glad you did!