The World Below

The World Below

A Novel

Large Print - 2001
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From the author of While I Was Gone, a magnificent new novel that showcases Sue Miller's singular talent for exposing the nerves that lie hidden in marriages, families, and the lives of women. Maine, 1919. Georgia Rice, who has cared fro her father and two siblings since her mother's death, is diagnosed, at 19, with tuberculosis and sent away to a sanitarium. Freed from the burdens of caretaking, she discovers a nearly lost world of youth and possibility, and meets the doomed young man who will become her lover. Vermont, the present. On the heels of a divorce, Catherine Hubbard, Georgia's granddaughter, takes up residence in Georgia's old house. Sorting through her own affairs, Catherine stumbles upon the true story of Georgia's life and marriage, and the misunderstanding upon which she build a lifelong love. In the stories of these two women--linked by bitter disappointments, compromist, and powerful grace--Sue Miller offers us a novel of astonishing richness and emotional depth. The World Below captures the shadowy half-truths of the visible world, and the beauty and sorrow submerged beneath the surfaces of our lives--the lost world of the past, our lost hopes for the future. An extraordinary novel from one of our finest storytellers.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2001
Edition: 1st large print ed. --
ISBN: 9780375431319
Branch Call Number: LP FIC Mille 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 436 p


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Mar 02, 2015

If the point here was to show how little we really know about others, she succeeded. But while Sue Miller writes beautiful prose, this book never came together as a satisfying novel for me. The characters were not engaging. The plot, or what little there was of one, went nowhere. I found it really disappointing based on her other works.

dhanshaw123 Jan 09, 2012

It kept my interest enough to finish it but it didn't move me in any way. In fact I didn't like the main character at all.

Aug 14, 2008

Unfortunately this book let me down, it didn't live up to the standard of Sue Miller in books like "THe Good Mother" and "While I was Gone". It was an OK read, easy going and light.

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