Janice Graham's unforgettable second novel is a love story fromthe heartland: a classic romantic triangle, driven by the forces of providence, played out against the wild natural beauty of the Flint Hills. Her debut novel Firebird was an international success and launched Janice Graham into the ranks of our most beloved storytellers. LaVyrle Spencer, Mary Higgins Clark, and Anne Rivers Siddons all generously praised the novel, while Booklist hailed the author as "an undeniably talented writer." Now Graham returns with a powerful love story, unique in its setting yet utterly universal. Raised by her grandparents in the Flint Hills of Kansas, Sarah Bryden puts aside her dreams of higher learning and world travel when her grandfather suffers a devastating accident. She leaves college and returns to the tiny town of Bazaar, waiting tables at a local cafeacute; and passionately nourishing in secret her creative spirit. Sarah is a loner, but there is a magic about her, apparent to all who meet her. Also returning to small-town life are John and Susan Wilde. John has taken a leave of absence from Berkeley to settle in the heart of the Flint Hills with his wife and their newly adopted son, hoping that the quiet and wide open spaces will ease them into their new roles as parents and fortify their frail little boy. When Sarah encounters the child, however, there is an instant connection, a feeling of old souls meeting, and John can't help but notice how naturally she takes to the boy-in stark contrast to his wife, who has grappled with motherhood from the very start. Sarah awakens John and she in turn is captivated by him-his energy, his will, his brilliance. Around the structure of the classic romantic triangle, the conflict unfolds. And amid a series of disasters, both natural and man-made, John, Sarah, and Susan learn to honor the forces of the universe that compel lives together-and just as forcefully tear them apart. Intelligent writing, unforgettable characters, and vivid prairie landscapes make Sarah's Window a book to take to heart.
New York, N.Y. : Putnam's : 2001
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