A Good Hard Look, Ann Napolitano
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A Good Hard Look

Author: Ann Napolitano

Narrator: Debra Monk

Unabridged: 11 hr 30 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 07/07/2011

Genre: Fiction - Biographical

Synopsis

In Flannery O'Connor's hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia, reckless relationships lead to a tragedy that forever alters the town and the author herself.Crippled by lupus at twenty-five, celebrated author Flannery O'Connor was forced to leave New York City and return home to Andalusia, her family farm in Milledgeville, Georgia. Years later, as Flannery is finishing a novel and tending to her menagerie of peacocks, her mother drags her to the wedding of a family friend.Cookie Himmel embodies every facet of Southern womanhood that Flannery lacks: she is revered for her beauty and grace; she is at the helm of every ladies' organization in town; and she has returned from her time in Manhattan with a rich fiancé, Melvin Whiteson. Melvin has come to Milledgeville to begin a new chapter in his life, but it is not until he meets Flannery that he starts to take a good hard look at the choices he has made. Despite the limitations of her disease, Flannery seems to be more alive than other people, and Melvin is drawn to her like a moth to a candle flame.Melvin is not the only person in Milledgeville who starts to feel that life is passing him by. Lona Waters, the dutiful wife of a local policeman, is hired by Cookie to help create a perfect home. As Lona spends her days sewing curtains, she is given an opportunity to remember what it feels like to be truly alive, and she seizes it with both hands.Heartbreakingly beautiful and inescapably human, these ordinary and extraordinary people chart their own courses through life. In the aftermath of one tragic afternoon, they are all forced to look at themselves and face up to Flannery's observation that "the truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."

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About the Author

An American author, Ann Napolitano, had received her MFA from New York University and taught fiction writing for Brooklyn College, NY University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and for Gotham Writer's Workshop.

Ann's new novel, Dear Edward, was published in 2020 by Dial Press. It has been published by various publishers in different countries. Her two other books are A Good Hard Look, and Within Arm's Reach, which was adapted to a theatrical production in 2014 in New York City.

Napolitano lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn, New York.

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