A Keeper of Sheep by William Carpenter

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While spending her summer on Cape Cod, "Penguin" Solstice gets involved in caring for a composer who is struggling to complete his work before he dies of AIDS and learns to trust her emotions instead of depending on her intellect. IP.

About William Carpenter

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William Carpenter teaches literature at the College of the Atlantic in Maine.
Published July 18, 1994 by Milkweed Editions. 328 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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Responsibility has never before disturbed Penguin's cynical, cerebral life, but she rises to its challenge by tending well and becoming attached to her patient, Arnold Franchetti, a composer who is fighting to complete his last score before succumbing to AIDS.

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Award-winning poet Carpenter's ( The Hours of Morning ;

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