John Casey

Compass Rose

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A Providence Journal Best Book of the Year A Seattle Times Best Book of the Year John Casey follows up his National Book Award-winning novel Spartina with an extraordinary return to the marshes of Rhode Island's South County. Elsie Buttrick, the prodigal daughter of Sawtooth Point, has just given birth to Rose, the child conceived during her passionate affair with Dick Pierce. At first she is wary of the discomfort her presence poses to Dick's wife, May, and other inhabitants of their gossipy, insular community. But as Rose slowly becomes the unofficially adopted daughter and little sister of half the town, she magnetically steers everyone in her orbit toward unexpected-and unbreakable-relationships.
AUTHOR BIO
John Casey was born in 1939 in Worcester, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and the University of Iowa. His novel Spartina won the National Book Award in 1989. He lives with his wife in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he is a professor of English literature at the University of Virginia.
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EDITION
© 2011
TYPE
Paperback
ISBN
9780375709135
LANGUAGE
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PAGES
389
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