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God on the rocks / Jane Gardam.

Gardam, Jane. (Author).


Originally published in Great Britain in 1978, the novel describes Margaret Marsh's coming of age one summer between the world wars. Caught in the backwash of a fervently religious father, a mother bitterly nostalgic for what might have been, the tea and sympathy of some thoroughly secular neighbors and the bawdy jokes of her nanny Lydia, Margaret's world hurtles towards a shattering moment of truth. Drama, tragedy and a touch of farce lend themselves to Gardam's typically eloquent prose. With subtlety and precision, God on the Rocks provides an intimate portrait of the tensions that divide men and women, present and past, and the love and sorrow that lingers throughout. --From publisher description.

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  • ISBN: 9781933372761 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1933372761 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 195 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: London : H. Hamilton, 1978.
Subject: Children of clergy > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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