[PDF] ↠ The Blue Hour | By · Elizabeth Evans #2020


  • Title: The Blue Hour
  • Author: Elizabeth Evans
  • ISBN: 9781565121249
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Blue Hour By Elizabeth Evans What is the Blue Hour For Penny Powell, it s the time when Father doesn t Know Best It s the morning after Queen for a Day It s 1959, the year when she becomes the family barometer, absorbing for later reflection every rise and dip in the homefront weather When her parents buy a house that matches her father s ambitions if not his wallet her mother must reinvent herseWhat is the Blue Hour For Penny Powell, it s the time when Father doesn t Know Best It s the morning after Queen for a Day It s 1959, the year when she becomes the family barometer, absorbing for later reflection every rise and dip in the homefront weather When her parents buy a house that matches her father s ambitions if not his wallet her mother must reinvent herself to keep up with the Joneses Later Penny will remember everything about that time, so tightly wound around her father s hard driving ambition and judgment that it all broke loose and spun out of control.
    Elizabeth Evans
    Elizabeth Evans was born, raised, and educated in Iowa She attended Cornell College and the University of Iowa, where she received a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Iowa Writers Workshop Evans is the author of six books of fiction As Good As Dead March 2015 , Rowing in Eden, Carter Clay, which was selected by the Los Angeles Times Book Review for the Best Books of 1999, and The Blue Hour, which the Washington Post Book World called very much a Great American Novel Her two short story collections are Suicide s Girlfriend and Locomotion Recent stories appear in the journals Ploughshares and Cutthroat, and the collection xo Orpheus Fifty New Myths Evans is Professor Emeritus for the Program in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona, and frequently teaches for Queens University of Charlotte s Low residence MFA Program in Creative Writing She makes her home in Tucson, Arizona.

    The Blue Hour By Elizabeth Evans

    Commentaires:

    Sheila
    Innocents Go Abroad, Encounter Fast Crowd One DiesI think this banner headline pretty much frames the plot of this story Except the innocents in this case are the adults, the parents of the narrarator, 10 year old Penny Powell, in the late 50s early 60s.Dad is a dreamer trying to create his own way in the world, constantly falling in with the wrong sort of business partners Chubby, dowdy Mom seems to be a rather inept and infantile sort, constantly rushing about trying to keep Dad feeling wanted [...]

    Kaethe
    So this is the kind of book Shannon likes Can t say I blame her The story of a ten year old girl who s family moves into the good part of town, a famous house, in Meander, Illinois maybe Midwest, anyway Her father has rather erratic luck in his business some of his new projects work out fine, others crash and burn This is a family of women used to placating the man Dotty, the mother, is overweight, shy, and constantly apologetic The elder sister is struggling with a weight problem of her own and [...]

    Chibivy
    My classmate gave it to me for our Christmas party back in third year high school She was the one who picked my name, and gave me two books from Book Sale I doubt if she even spent the actual cost we agreed on for them, because honestly, those are pretty bad books.The Blue Hour was boring Didn t finish it.

    Barbara
    The most extrinsic child ever, Penny soaks up and overreacts to everything that goes on around her between adults in her life The plot drags a bit, but the last hundred pages fly by The Blue Hour is a wonderful character study and is very nuanced.

    Pam
    10 year old tells of life in 1959 Sad family falls apart

    Susan
    I read this book many years ago, the story and characters have stayed with me.

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