Next of Kin

Next of Kin

Book - 2001
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Caro Meredith, originally from California, led the life of an English farmer's wife for more than twenty years. Yet after her death, her grieving husband, Robin, wonders how well he really knew her. But Robin is not the only one left vulnerable; his daughter Judy, his brother, and his parents, are all thrown by the absence of the woman who had become a central figure in their lives. As they each struggle to cope with Caro's death, Judy's friend Zoe arrives from London and brings with her hope for a new beginning. All underestimate her power as a catalyst for change.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2001.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780670899999
Branch Call Number: Fic Trol
Characteristics: 289 p. ; 24 cm.


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Mar 17, 2013

I own htis book

sharonb122 Sep 26, 2012

This might be my favorite Trollope novel. It was darker in theme than others I have read.The character of Zoe was very intriguing. Was she perhaps some sort of non-religious angel, drifting in and out of people's lives and making a difference. On p. 269 she says, "I'll find people who need me." She had a certain naive quality (she didn't know what to do with a dust cloth?!) but seemed to have a deeper wisdom than others, such as being non-judgmental. On p. 268, she says, "I'm older than all of you." Robin answers, "I know." She was just an interesting device. Rural setting was good and excellent depiction of many rural people and study of grief.


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