Evenings at Five

Evenings at Five

Book - 2003
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A bittersweet novella about a wife looking back on nearly thirty years of life with her beloved and recently deceased husband. This tale captures the cyclical nature of commitment - and the eternal quality of a romance completed.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2003.
ISBN: 9780345461025
Characteristics: 114 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Halsband, Frances - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Evenings at 5


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Oct 01, 2011

Really, where do I start?
The fact that this book even got published is a modern miracle. It is a short story that is horribly written, does not contain a single word with which I had to consult my dictionary, has large print, *DRAWINGS!* (sigh), and didn't really go anywhere or make any sense. I cannot say anything further than: do not waste your time! (March 2006)

Nov 29, 2006

A remarkable little book that can be read in one sitting. A wistful recollection of the cocktail hour between husband and wife in which they exchanged their thoughts, hearts and souls, and which she recalls during his illness and after he is gone. Interspersed with the lovely writing are line drawings illustrating the rooms in which this love story played out. Somber, reflective, touching, but never mawkish. Read it once, twice, and then perhaps buy it, as I did.

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