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Everything Will Be All Right (2003) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

When Joyce Stevenson is thirteen, her family moves to the south of England to live with their aunt Vera. Joyce's mother, Lil, is a widow; Vera has a husband who keeps his suits in the wardrobe but spends evenings at another house nearby. While the two sisters couldn't be more different, Vera, a teacher, has unquestioning belief in the powers of education and reason, Lil puts her faith in seances, they work together to form a tight-knit family.

Joyce sees that there is something missing in their lives: men. She doesn't want to end up like her aunt Vera, rejected by her husband. Joyce discovers art at school: she falls in love with the Impressionists and, eventually, with one of her teachers. In spite of the temptations of the sixties, she is determined to make her marriage and motherhood a success. When Joyce's daughter, Zoe, grows up and has a baby of her own, however, she proves to be impatient with domestic life and chooses a dramatically different path.

Spanning five decades of extraordinary changes in women's lives, Everything Will Be All Right explores the complicated relationships of a family. The young ones of each generation are sure that they can correct the mistakes of their parents; the truth, of course, is more opaque.

Original title: Everything Will Be All Right
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindMultigenerational Sagas

Edition #1: Everything Will Be All Right

Everything Will Be All Right (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A complex, intelligent family epic...Expertly captures the texture of daily existence and the struggle of three memorable women to make their way in the world. " Publishers Weekly
  • "A perceptive perusal of the timeless choices faced by each generation by a marvelously gifted writer." Booklist
  • "Hadley's gift as a writer is so considerable that her characters' revelations and predicaments linger in the mind long after her narrative has darted off in other directions." The New York Times
  • "Familiar fictional territory, but Hadley masters the details with conviction and brings to the emotional landscape an intriguing perspective of her own." Kirkus Reviews
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Everything Will Be All Right (October 6, 2003)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
ISBN: 9780805070651
Dimensions: 6.38 x 9.34 x 1.05 in
Pages: 320

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