(From the publisher):
Felicity is the kind of place where, back in the 1960s, town fathers privately lingered in front of the evening news and together determined to keep their families, friends, and neighbors safe, beyond the reach of dangerous and disruptive forces. It is still the sort of place where sons and daughters spend their childhoods daydreaming about the passionate lives they will lead—once they are grown and can escape. And most significantly, Felicity is the home to which these children must sometimes retreat when the larger world is just as dangerous and disappointing as their parents said it would be.
This novel examines the often ambivalent relationships between three generations of women. When Laura Brunner returns to Felicity to rescue her beloved grandmotehr, new blind and failing, from imminent exile to a nursing home, the complex realities, as well as the memories her visit forces to the surface, are not always felicitous. And yet, as she begins to integrate the meaning and experience of her grandmother's and mother's lives into her own, she comes to accept the truth that intimacy is worth the risk—and the sacrifice—it entails.
Original title: Felicity
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Rural & Small Town Life
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind→ Multigenerational Sagas