When Light Breaks (Paperback)

By Patti Callahan Henry

New American Library, 9780451218346, 278pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2006

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Description

Garnering comparisons to Anne Rivers Siddons and Pat Conroy, Patti Callahan Henry has woven her lyrical Southern voice throughout the Lowcountry landscape. Now, as two women from opposite sides of the sea meet, a tale unfolds that will draw you into the heart's remembrances...
Bogged down in the stress of planning her elaborate wedding to a professional golfer, twenty-seven-year-old Kara Larson still makes time to visit an elderly woman at a nursing home to fulfill the requirements of the Palmetto Pointe Junior Society.
Soon she finds herself mesmerized by ninety-six-year-old Maeve Mahoney's singsong Irish lilt as she recounts the rambling story of her first love back in Ireland. Waiting for the story to unfold in bits and pieces, Kara is driven to remember her own first love: childhood neighbor Jack Sullivan. Gradually she realizes that before she embarks on her new life, she must find out how her own story with Jack will end...
-About all the things that make us worthy as human beings--integrity, honesty, and living the life you are meant to live....A triumph ---Dorothea Benton Frank
-A passionate, unforgettable novel of self-discovery, regret, and the illuminating power of love.---Mary Alice Monroe


About the Author

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include The House at Water's End, The Idea of Love, The Stories We Tell, And Then I Found You, Coming Up for Air, The Perfect Love Song, Driftwood Summer, The Art of Keeping Secrets, Between the Tides, When Light Breaks, Where the River Runs, and Losing the Moon. Short-listed for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, and nominated multiple times for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Award for Fiction, Patti is a frequent speaker at luncheons, book clubs, and women's groups. She lives with her husband and three children in Mountain Brook, Alabama, and is working on her next novel.


Praise For When Light Breaks

“Patti Callahan Henry’s writing is as lush and magical as the Lowcountry she loves. Once caught in the emotional currents of her story, you’ll not be released until the last, satisfying page.”—Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of Sweetgrass


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