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Ordinary Love

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Synopsis

From the Pulitzer prize winning author of A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley, comes Ordinary Love and Good Will - two thematically linked novellas, both included in this ebook edition, exploring the elusive dream of the perfect family.

Ordinary Love gives voice to a mother, loving but unsure of her love's value, who, in leaving her powerful husband, fears that she has done her children irrevocable harm . . .

Good Will, by contrast, is the story of a father - a relentlessly self-sufficient man determined to divorce himself from a materialistic world. But in his single-mindedness, he does not see the damage he is causing to those around him until it is too late . . .