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A simple thing

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A Simple Thing is a lovely, truly heartwarming novel about the drastic measures two mothers take to keep their families safe. Kathleen McCleary, the critically acclaimed author of House and Home, tells the intertwining stories of Susannah Delaney and Betty Pavalak. Susannah moves her family to remote Sounder Island--a primitive retreat with no electricity--to escape television, the internet, and the dangerous, corrupting influences of the modern technological world. Decades earlier, Betty also came to the island to escape her demons. A Simple Thing is a poignant and unforgettable novel in the vein of Jacqueline Sheehan's Lost and Found and The Art of Saying Goodbye by Ellyn Bache. It is a tale of family and friendship that Kristin Hannah fans will take into their hearts.
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Full title simple thing
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display_description When she and her children move to remote and rustic Sounder Island to live for a year with no electricity, no internet and a one-room schoolhouse, Susannah Delaney meets a woman who changes her forever and discovers that leading a simple life doesn't mean that love and family are any simpler.
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subject_facet Female friendship -- Fiction, Marital conflict -- Fiction
title_display A simple thing
title_full A Simple Thing, A simple thing / Kathleen McCleary
title_short A simple thing
topic_facet Female friendship, Fiction, Literature, Marital conflict