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Book Recommendation: A Peculiar Grace by Jeffrey Lent

Book Recommendation: A Peculiar Grace by Jeffrey Lent

 

A Peculiar Grace (2007) is one of the outstanding novels by Vermont author Jeffrey Lent. Dolores and I enjoyed Lent's most recent book, A Slant of Light (2015) and decided to read his other novels as well. Please use the links to learn more about this author and his books. 

 

Books by Jeffey Lent

 

Grove's jacket copy for A Peculiar Grace:

A Peculiar Grace is an unforgettable tale of obsession, inspiration, and tragedy in a family of New England artists, by an author with “the absolute mastery to create his own reality” —Jim Harrison

Acclaimed novelist Jeffrey Lent’s A Peculiar Grace was hailed by Howard Frank Mosher as “the best book to date by one of the two or three most gifted American novelists since William Faulkner.”  It is a timeless tale of love, destruction, and rebirth through artistry set in modernday Vermont.

Hewitt Pearce is a forty-three-year-old blacksmith who lives alone in his family home, producing custom ironwork and safeguarding a small collection of art his late father left behind. When Jessica, a troubled young vagabond, appears in his backwoods one morning fleeing her demons, Hewitt’s previously hermetic existence is suddenly challenged—more so when he learns that Emily, the love of his life whom he’d lost twenty years before, has been unexpectedly widowed. As he gradually uncovers the secrets of Jessica’s past and tries to win Emily’s trust again, Hewitt must confront his own dark history and his family’s, and rediscovers how much he’s craved human connection. The more he reflects on the heartbreaking losses that nearly destroyed both him and his father, however, the more Hewitt realizes that his art may offer a deliverance that no love or faith truly can.

 

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Daylilies, Kentlands Photowalk, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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