Acts of God

A Novel

Mary Morris

Picador

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When Tess Winterstone returns to her suburban childhood home after almost 30 years to attend a high school reunion, memories flood back, firmly shut doors open, and the betrayal by her father decades earlier comes to rest. Masterfully weaving the complexities of familial love and rosy 1950s suburban life with the dark underside of such a reality, Mary Morris movingly portrays a woman coming to terms with a warm and charming father's duplicity.

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Praise for Acts of God

“This imaginative debut will delight with its remarkable grace, unforced humor, and elegantly descriptive prose.” —Library Journal

“Charming...genial.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Playful....surprising.” —Seattle Times

“Nair has the magical ability to make all of her readers feel, briefly, like Kaikurussi villagers in this humorous, imaginative and gracefully written novel.” —Publishers Weekly

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Mary Morris

Mary Morris is a recipient of the Rome Prize for Literature and teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is also author of the novels House Arrest and The Night Sky and the travel memoirs Angels & Aliens and Nothing to Declare. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.

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Acts of God
A Novel
Mary Morris

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
August 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312264215
ISBN10: 0312264216
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$17.00
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