A Way From Home
By Nancy Clark
(Anchor, Paperback, 9781400078714, 368pp.)
Publication Date: July 11, 2006
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It is 1992, and the Lowe family is living in a centuries-old castle in Prague. Alden Lowe works at the Czech Ministry of Finance and his wife Becky advises women entrepreneurs. With their daugher Julie, they appear a fortunate American family, but after twenty years with Alden, Becky shocks the family by fleeing to Libya, where she intends to reunite with a man who has loved her since before her marriage.
In its tale of Americans living abroad and the social reconfigurations that ensue, the captivating A Way from Home is reminiscent of the novels of Edith Wharton and Henry James--with a delicious satiric tang all its own.
Nancy Clark lives in West Wilton, New Hampshire, where she is at work on her third novel, July and August.
"Entertains from beginning to end. . . . Clark is a superb storyteller" —The New York Times Book Review
“Brilliant, from the weekend idyll when a young Becky and William first fall in love to William's Libyan retreat ” —The Boston Globe
"Diamond-sharp social observations inspirit a literary romance. . . . Erudite evocations of time, people and place, all delivered in a dry, old-world voice." —Kirkus Reviews
“With great good humor and empathy, Nancy Clark creates a remarkable group of characters and conveys their real longing for home with all of its multiple meanings. . . . An exuberant romp.”—Roanoke Times
“Once again Clark demonstrates her consummate talent for yeasty prose that rises to every occasion . . . loaded with original takes on universal human experiences.” —Bookpage