The Importance of Being Myrtle

The Importance of Being Myrtle

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/09/2011
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Synopsis

Is a death in the family the chance for a new start?

When Myrtle's husband, Austin, dies on the bus one morning, everything seems to freeze. But in reality Myrtle has been frozen for nearly forty years, locked into an emotionless marriage. So if the barriers have been lifted, why does she still feel trapped?

Her daughters are a mystery to her - one prickly and defensive, the other with a closely guarded secret. And thanks to Austin's cold presence, friends are a rarity. How is a widow supposed to find herself when she's alone and unconfident of her place in the world?

But hope might rest with Gianni, the kind stranger in whose arms Austin died. And when nosy neighbour Dorothy discovers Myrtle's sad news, she also refuses to let her wallow. But Myrtle will never move on until she's dealt with her past and the reason for her devotion to Austin. The truth must out, even though the consequences might prove devastating for Myrtle and her daughters ...

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141043203
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 500g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm

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The Importance of Being Myrtle
Engaging and emotional
This first novel from Ulrika Jonsson revolves heavily around a family following the loss of a husband/ father and how their relationships and emotional fee... READ MORE
Barbie Dunford