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The quickening: a novel

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As the Great Depression threatens, the delicate balance of two women’s friendship tips, pitting neighbor against neighbor, exposing dark secrets, and triggering a series of events that threatens to unravel not only their friendship but their families as well.
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Enidina Current and Mary Morrow live on neighboring farms in the flat, hard country of the upper Midwest during the early 1900s. This hardscrabble life comes easily to some, like Eddie, who has never wanted more than the land she works and the animals she raises on it with her husband, Frank. But for the deeply religious Mary, farming is an awkward living and at odds with her more cosmopolitan inclinations. Still, Mary creates a clean and orderly home life for her stormy husband, Jack, and her sons, while she adapts to the isolation of a rural town through the inspiration of a local preacher. She is the first to befriend Eddie in a relationship that will prove as rugged as the ground they walk on. Despite having little in common, Eddie and Mary need one another for survival and companionship. But as the Great Depression threatens, the delicate balance of their reliance on one another tips, pitting neighbor against neighbor, exposing the dark secrets they hide from one another, and triggering a series of disquieting events that threaten to unravel not only their friendship but their families as well.
In this luminous and unforgettable debut, Michelle Hoover explores the polarization of the human soul in times of hardship and the instinctual drive for self-preservation by whatever means necessary. The Quickening stands as a novel of lyrical precision and historical consequence, reflecting the resilience and sacrifices required even now in our modern troubled times.

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subject_facet Domestic fiction, Farm life -- Fiction, Neighbors -- Fiction
title_display The quickening : a novel
title_full The Quickening, The quickening : a novel / Michelle Hoover, The quickening [electronic resource] Hoover, Michelle.
title_short The quickening :
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topic_facet Domestic fiction, Farm life, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Neighbors