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Home LocationParis-Bourbon
Title The garden : a novel / Clare Beams.
Author Beams, Clare, author.
CollectionNEW: Adult Fiction
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StatusHome LocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
 Paris-Bourbon30053003770321F BEAM4/2/2024 Available

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Personal Name Beams, Clare, author.
Title Statement The garden : a novel / Clare Beams.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Doubleday, [2024]
Physical Description 289 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "From the author of the critically acclaimed The Illness Lesson ("astoundingly original"-NYTBR), comes a a page-turning and psychologically penetrating tale about the rules that govern women's bodies and lives. In 1948, Irene Willard, who's had five previous miscarriages in a quest to give her beloved husband the child he desperately desires and is now pregnant again, comes to an isolated house-cum-hospital in the Berkshires, run by a husband-and-wife team of doctors who are pioneering a cure for her condition. Warily, she enlists herself in the efforts of the Doctors Hall to "rectify the maternal environment," both physical and psychological. In the meantime, she also discovers a long-forgotten walled garden on the spacious grounds, a place imbued with its own powers and pulls. As the doctors' plans begin to crumble, Irene and her fellow patients make a desperate bid to harness the power of the garden for themselves-and must face the incalculable risks associated with such incalculable rewards. With shades of Shirley Jackson and Rosemary's Baby, The Garden delves into the territory of motherhood, childbirth, the mysteries of the female body, and the ways it has always been controlled and corralled"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Pregnancy Fiction.

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