The Master Bedroom

The Master Bedroom

A Novel

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Abandoning an academic career and returning home to Wales after more than twenty years in London to care for her ailing mother, Kate Flynn finds her life at loose ends, until she meets childhood friend David Roberts, a man struggling to cope with a marriage that is falling apart, and David's teenage son, Jamie, who is drawn to Kate's eccentric life and her strange old house. 30,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
A single woman at loose ends becomes the object of two men's affections--a father and his teenage son--in this sly, richly drawn novel
After more than twenty years in London, Kate Flynn has returned to her family home in Wales to care for her aging mother. Having cast off her academic career, she is unmoored, and when she runs into a childhood friend, David Roberts, at a concert, she finds herself falling for him, although she knows she's grasping at anything to fill the sudden emptiness of her life.

For his part, David's marriage isn't as solid as it looks--his wife, Suzie, has begun acting strangely, moving out of their bedroom, neglecting their children, and disappearing for days at a time--and he begins to seek refuge with Kate from the newfound chaos of his life.

David's seventeen-year-old son, Jamie, is also drawn to Kate's eccentricity and her strange, glamorous old house full of books and music and history. As both father and son set about their parallel courtships, Tessa Hadley's intricate, graceful novel explores the tangled web of connections between parents and children, revealing how each generation replays the stories of the one that came before, in new and sometimes startling patterns.


Blackwell North Amer
Kate Flynn has returned to her hometown in Wales to care for her aging mother. Having cast off her academic career, she is suddenly unmoored, and when she runs into a childhood friend, David Roberts, at a concert, she quickly finds herself falling for him, although she knows she's grasping at anything to fill the sudden emptiness of her life.
For his part, David's marriage isn't as solid as it looks - his wife, Suzie, has begun acting strangely, moving out of their bedroom, neglecting their children, and disappearing for days at a time - and he begins to seek refuge with Kate from the newfound chaos of his life.
David's seventeen-year-old son, Jamie, is also drawn to Kate's eccentricity and her strange, glamorous old house full of books and music and history, As both father and son set about their parallel courtships, Tessa Hadley's novel explores the tangled web of connections between parents and children, revealing how each generation replays the stories of the one that came before, in new and sometimes startling patterns.

Baker
& Taylor

When she abandons an academic career and returns home to Wales to care for her ailing mother, Kate Flynn finds her life at loose ends, until she meets childhood friend David Roberts and David's teenage son, Jamie.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805080766
0805080767
Branch Call Number: FICTION HADLEY
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 22 cm

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ownedbydoxies
Jul 12, 2015

It was pretty good. A little too wandery for my taste and the main characters seemed to be sleep-walking through their lives, which I finally lost interest in. Skimmed the final chapter and it ended like I thought it might.

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