The Harvard Bride: A Mountain Brook Novel (Story River by Katherine Clark PDF

By Katherine Clark

ISBN-10: 1611177200

ISBN-13: 9781611177206

Katherine Clark’s The Harvard Bride starts off with the lavish Mountain Brook marriage ceremony of Daniel Dobbs and Caroline Elmore, university sweethearts brought in Clark’s moment novel, all of the Governor’s males. identifying up the place the former novel ended, The Harvard Bride is a wry comedy of manners and portrait of a wedding unfolding opposed to the backdrop of the go back of local southerners, with their newly accomplished Ivy League educations, to the self-contained global of Mountain Brook’s “Tiny Kingdom.”

As a newlywed Caroline struggles to discover her bearings—unwilling to affix the Junior League, search for a primary condominium, examine motherhood, or maybe end her thank-you notes. Even worse, she can’t be ready to satisfy her calling as a author or accomplish anything worthwhile of her Harvard measure. in the meantime, Daniel’s occupation as a first-year affiliate at a robust legislation company goes so good she not often sees him. the main fascinating element of the recent bride’s lifestyles is her good-looking next-door neighbor, a author himself and doubtless a kindred spirit. The reappearance of an old-fashioned friend—a southern belle bombshell in sizzling pursuit of all eligible bachelors and capability actual property clients—only provides to Caroline’s difficulties. In her desperation to forge an identification entirely her personal, Caroline accepts an unforeseen task provide from the college of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, forty-five mins clear of domestic. yet simply while she thinks she has succeeded in placing her own lifestyles jointly, her fragile new life falls inexplicably apart.

Also that includes the go back of larger-than-life Brook-Haven headmaster Norman Laney, The Harvard Bride is immediately a social satire and a richly nuanced love tale. Caroline’s trip of self-discovery takes readers from the jeweled middle of Mountain Brook and Bama’s sorority row, into James Agee’s Hale County—from the interior sanctums of southern belles into the Deep South rural farmland, the place slaves and sharecroppers as soon as toiled. within the South the earlier frequently comprises the keys to knowing the current and encouraging a greater destiny. As Caroline travels into the guts of the Alabama darkness from which she got here, she abruptly comes nose to nose with what she must construct a lifestyles on her personal phrases in her place of birth, if she will summon the braveness to make a tricky selection and take an important risk.

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