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The flicker of old dreams : a novel

Author: Susan Henderson
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Mary Crampton has spent all of her thirty years in Petroleum, a small Western town once supported by a powerful grain company. Living at home, she works as the embalmer in her father's mortuary: an unlikely job that has long marked her as an outsider. Yet, to Mary there is a satisfying art to positioning and styling each body to capture the essence of a subject's life. Though some townsfolk pretend that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Henderson, Susan.
Flicker of old dreams.
New York, NY : Harper Paperbacks, [2018]
(DLC) 2017021997
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Henderson
ISBN: 9780062686701 0062686704 9780062834072 006283407X
OCLC Number: 985966661
Description: 303 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Susan Henderson.


Finding fulfillment in her job as an embalmer in her father's small town mortuary, outsider Mary bonds with a villainized local who was blamed for a fatal accident twenty years earlier, a friendship  Read more...
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"Susan Henderson offers us the wondrous, sharp picture of the small town of Petroleum, Montana where the past comes back on two feet and a blizzard rages. The Flicker of Old Dreams is a fine novel, Read more...

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