Safe Within by Jean Reynolds Page


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Jean Reynolds Page is an artist on the written canvas.
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One of today’s most compelling voices in women’s fiction, acclaimed novelist Jean Reynolds Page delivers a story of unanticipated familial ties, exploring with compassion and humor the hope, forgiveness, and sometimes just plain tolerance necessary to hold a family together. Safe Within is rich with heart and Southern atmosphere, as a loving wife, facing an almost unbearable impending tragedy, returns with her husband and son to Lowfield, North Carolina—and to a cabin high up in the trees—where she must contend with, and somehow make peace with, an infuriatingly eccentric mother-in-law. Readers touched by this author’s earlier work—including the much beloved The Space between Before and After—can rejoice, and fans of Jodi Picoult and Jacquelyn Mitchard will be adding another name to their list of favorites authors.

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Jean Reynolds Page is the author of Leaving Before It's Over, The Last Summer of Her Other Life, The Space Between Before and After, A Blessed Event, and Accidental Happiness. She grew up in North Carolina and graduated with a degree in journalism from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked as an arts publicist in New York City for over a decade. After leaving New York, she reviewed dance performances for numerous publications before turning full time to fiction in 2001. In addition to North Carolina and New York, she has lived in Boston, Dallas, and Seattle. She lives with her husband and three children in the Madison, WI, area.
Published June 12, 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 352 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Las Vegas Review Journal

Reviewed by Sharon Galligar on Oct 09 2012

Page taps into the Southern respect for families with this novel and has crafted a story that will touch readers' hearts as well as entertain them with a well-told tale.

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Jenn's Bookshelves

Reviewed by Jenn on Jun 12 2012

 It truly did a successful job of examining small town family life and some of the issues that arise at the passing of a loved one. 

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Reviewed by Kritter on Jun 21 2012

I think this book could be read by a wide range of audiences. 

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Reviewed by Kristen on Jun 27 2012

Engrossing and frequently humorous, this compassionate look at living after a loved one's death amidst the tangle that family can be is a wonderful read.

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A Musing Reviews

Reviewed by A Musing Reviews on Jun 20 2012

Jean Reynolds Page is an artist on the written canvas.

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Reviewed by Colleen on Aug 02 2012

I think this book is definitely worth a read and especially if you've ever lived in a small town and dealt with that dynamic with your family. 

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Library Crystal

Reviewed by Library Crystal on Oct 28 2012

If you like women’s fiction you will enjoy this novel, especially if you liked A Simple Thing by Kathleen McCleary, or The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo.

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Silver and Grace

Reviewed by Silver and Grace on Jun 19 2012

Read Safe Within to see what happens to Elaine and Mick as the truth is exposed.

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Reading Lark

Reviewed by Andrea on Jun 15 2012

This novel is one that encourages me to not waste any moment; life is too short for regrets. In the end, family is often all we have.

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Stuffed Shelves

Reviewed by Elizabeth on Jul 21 2012

You never really expect what happens next with the inconsistency in the characters opinions.

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