HARPERCOLL A Good House is an extraordinary success story, with ten printings in the first six months of publication. This remarkable portrait that details the fabric of ordinary family life over three generations has captured the hearts of readers and criticsnot to mention award committeesall across the country.
Bill Chambers has come home from the Second World War with several fingers missing, but with his hope intact. He wants the best for his wife, Sylvia, and his children, Patrick, Paul and Daphne, and with his steady job at the hardware store in his small hometown, the future opens broadly before him.
A powerful tale of rites and rituals, A Good House is full of masterful details and memorable snapshots of the complex web that is family.Burnard’s keen powers of observation and her sensitivity to emotional nuance have created people we can all recognize and a story that is as moving as it is profound.