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A Stairway to Paradise: A Novel by Madeleine St. John

By Madeleine St. John

Madeleine St John's poignant commonly witty new and novel tells the tale of 3 humans locked in an unsatisfied tangle of feelings and wishes, none in a position to articulate the right caliber in their longing and dissatisfaction. There's Alex, depressing in his chilly and lightly specialist marriage, not able to go away due to his teenagers. subsequent comes Andrew, lately domestic from ten years in the US, leaving an ex-wife and a cherished daughter at the different aspect of the realm. and at last there's Barbara, the mesmerizing and lustrous item in their affections, officially self-possessed yet surprisingly aimless and unfulfilled.
With beauty and acuity, Madeleine St John chronicles their development via a variety of fake starts off, reversals, and misapprehensions. the result's a deeper figuring out of longing and its major better half -- loss.

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Sister peeked through the bars of the crib at her sleeping baby sister. " she whispered.

Mama, Papa, and Brother breathed a sigh of relief. "It's just about bedtime, dear," said Mama. " "I don't see why not," said Mama. The Bear family tiptoed very quietly into the baby's room. Sister peeked through the bars of the crib at her sleeping baby sister. " she whispered.

I don't see why not," said Mama. The Bear family tiptoed very quietly into the baby's room. Sister peeked through the bars of the crib at her sleeping baby sister. " she whispered.

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