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Unfinished desires: [a novel]

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From Gail Godwin, three-time National Book Award finalist and acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Evensong and The Finishing School, comes a sweeping new novel of friendship, loyalty, rivalries, redemption, and memory. It is the fall of 1951 at Mount St. Gabriel's, an all-girls school tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. Tildy Stratton, the undisputed queen bee of her class, befriends Chloe Starnes, a new student recently orphaned by the untimely and mysterious death of her mother. Their friendship fills a void for both girls but also sets in motion a chain of events that will profoundly affect the course of many lives, including the girls' young teacher and the school's matriarch, Mother Suzanne Ravenel. Fifty years on, the headmistress relives one pivotal night, trying to reconcile past and present, reaching back even further to her own senior year at the school, where the roots of a tragedy are buried. In Unfinished Desires, a beloved author delivers a gorgeous new novel in which thwarted desires are passed on for generations and captures the rare moment when a soul breaks free.
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full_title unfinished desires
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lastUpdate 2018-04-26 15:02:02PM

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Catholic schools -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction, Girls' schools -- North Carolina -- Fiction, Nineteen fifties -- Fiction, North Carolina -- Fiction, Nuns -- Fiction, Teacher-student relationships -- Fiction, Teenage girls -- Fiction, Women college graduates -- Fiction
title_display Unfinished desires : a novel
title_full Unfinished Desires A Novel, Unfinished desires : a novel / Gail Godwin, Unfinished desires [sound recording] : [a novel] / Gail Godwin
title_short Unfinished desires :
title_sub [a novel]
topic_facet Audiobooks, Catholic schools, Female friendship, Fiction, Girls' schools, Historical Fiction, Literature, Nineteen fifties, Nuns, Teacher-student relationships, Teenage girls, Women college graduates