Safe Within: A Novel (Paperback)
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One of today’s most compelling voices in women’s fiction, acclaimed novelist Jean Reynolds Page delivers a story of unanticipated familial ties, exploring with compassion and humor the hope, forgiveness, and sometimes just plain tolerance necessary to hold a family together. Safe Within is rich with heart and Southern atmosphere, as a loving wife, facing an almost unbearable impending tragedy, returns with her husband and son to Lowfield, North Carolina—and to a cabin high up in the trees—where she must contend with, and somehow make peace with, an infuriatingly eccentric mother-in-law. Readers touched by this author’s earlier work—including the much beloved The Space between Before and After—can rejoice, and fans of Jodi Picoult and Jacquelyn Mitchard will be adding another name to their list of favorites authors.
“Pleasant....Page’s knack for characterization...helps nudge things toward an appropriately affirmative ending.”
“Page portrays these past and present emotional quagmires with an acutely intuitive eye, drawing the reader into the complicated lives of her sympathetic characters.”
“A complex, well-orchestrated family drama.”
“[A] complex, multi-layered book. [Page] seamlessly navigates the book’s intertwining narratives and presents believable characters, at once imperfect and utterly sympathetic. Both the story’s emotional pull and intricate plot twists are sure to seduce new readers.”
“Rosalind and the children are remarkably portrayed.”