Beattie, Ann The Doctor's House [Large Print]
Thorndike, Maine Center Point Publishing 2002 1585471992 / 9781585471997 Large Print Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket
Large print edition, 262 pp. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart with a bit of edge wear. An attractive copy.
"Beattie's masterful chronicle opens with a woman's exploration of her own brother's sexual appetites, detailing his myriad betrayals of his wife, lovers, and family. Nina, a reclusive copyeditor, should have better things to do than track her brother's escapades, but after her husband's death she has become solitary and defensive - and just as obsessive as Andrew. As the novel unfolds, events are told again from the mother's perspective, who at once illuminates and undermines her daughter's account. Finally, as the brother speaks for himself, it becomes increasingly clear that Nina is probably less innocent and less detached than she would ahve us believe. "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall