Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott
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Synopsis

“There’s heartbreak, there’s joy, there are parts where you cry—and it’s very high quality writing. Well done!”
— Margaret Atwood

“Unpretentious and affecting, with characters to remember and themes that linger and resound.”
— Meg Wolitzer, New York Times bestselling author of The Ten-Year Nap

Marina Endicott’s Good to a Fault wrings suspense and humor out of the everyday choices we make, revealing the delicate balance between sacrifice and self-interest, between doing good and being good. In the vein of the novels of Carol Shields and Ann Patchett, Good to a Fault is a “witty, wise. . . . [and] brilliantly paced” (Colm Tóibín) delight.

 

About Marina Endicott

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MARINA ENDICOTT's previous novel, "Good to a Fault," won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, Canada and the Caribbean, and was a finalist for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her first novel, "Open Arms," was shortlisted for the Amazon/"Books in Canada" First Novel Award. Endicott has been an actor, director, playwright and editor, and now lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where she teaches at the University of Edmonton and writes.
 
Published March 13, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 388 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Suddenly a surrogate mother of three, spinsterish Clara discovers love and meaning in a Anne Tyler–esque domestic drama.

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A woman living alone provides shelter to a family left stranded after a car crash.

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A mawkish sentiment invades this slight novel about the rewards of domesticity and art.

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Publishers Weekly

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Canadian writer Endicott's second novel (and stateside debut) is an enjoyable and affirming meditation on altruism, goodness, and loneliness. The quiet, circumscribed world of divorcée

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Darlene's struggle between her love for her mother and her enjoyment of the physical comforts of Clara's middle class home captured my attention much more than Clara's internal struggles, and for me, the chapters told from her viewpoint are the clear highlight of the book.

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