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From the bestselling author of Ellen Foster comes a heartfelt story of a family caught in the grip of a mother's erratic and frightening behavior. To the townspeople of Bend of the River, Maggie Barnes is that Barnes woman with the problems. Between her mother's suicidal lows and delirious highs, young Hattie struggles to find a place in her heart.
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Full title sights unseen
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The bestselling author of Charms for the Easy Life reads "her best novel since Ellen Foster."

Kaye Gibbons' award-winning novels of Southern family life have won rave reviews coast to coast. Now, she tells the "story of family dislocation and crisis in restrained prose of unflinching clarity, with a honing eye for the small domestic details that conjure a time, place and emotional atmosphere." (Publishers Weekly)

To the people of Bend of the River Road, Maggie Barnes is "the Barnes woman with all the problems." To her family, she is the unpredictable wife, elusive mother, and adored daughter-in-law, and to her maid, Pearl, she is the mistress who must be cared for like a child.

Between the suicidal lows and delirious highs, young Hattie Barnes struggles to find a place in her mother's heart. She observes her mother's vain attempts at normalcy, and then watches as she is driven off to the hospital psychiatric ward. Only later will Hattie discover the deep-seated hopes and fears of the woman she loves unconditionally, and her inevitable connection to her family's past.

In heartfelt and potent prose, through Hattie's hushed voice, Sights Unseen tells the story of a troubled relationship and the courage it takes to see it through.

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subject_facet Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, North Carolina -- Fiction
title_display Sights unseen
title_full Sights Unseen, Sights unseen / Kaye Gibbons
title_short Sights unseen
topic_facet Fiction, Literature, Mothers and daughters