The Resource Still Time

Still Time

Label
Still Time
Title
Still Time
Statement of responsibility
Jean Hegland
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A noted Shakespeare scholar looks back on his life with love and regret in this "moving, beautiful story . . . about what can be repaired and what can't" (Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves). Until John Wilson met the warm, wise woman who became his fourth wife, the object of his most intense devotion had been the works of William Shakespeare. From his time as a student, memorizing Romeo and Juliet and half a dozen other plays, to his evangelical zeal as a professor, John's faith in the Bard has shaped his life. But now his mental powers have been so diminished by dementia that his wife had to move him to a residential care facility. Even there, as he struggles to understand what's going on around him, John's knowledge of the plays helps him make sense of his fractured world. Yet, when his only child, Miranda, comes to visit after a decade of estrangement, John begins to question some of his deepest convictions. In his devotion to Shakespeare, did he lose his way? Did he wrong the child who wronged him? The story of an imperfect father and a wounded daughter's efforts to reconnect, Still Time is a rare novel that celebrates redemption and ends on a resounding note of hope, reminding us that there is always time to live fully and love deeply, so long as we are alive. "This book is for anyone who appreciates a beautifully written, character-driven story . . . Heartbreaking in the best possible way." —Booklist, starred review
Summary
"From the author of Into the Forest, a moving novel about memory, Shakespeare's green worlds, and the power of reconciliation. Until John Wilson met the warm, wise woman who became his fourth wife, the object of his most intense devotion had always beenthe work of William Shakespeare. From his feat of memorizing Romeo and Juliet and half a dozen other plays as a student to his evangelical zeal as a professor, John's faith in the Bard has shaped his life. But now his mental powers have been diminished by dementia, and his wife has reluctantly moved him to a residential care facility. Even there, as he struggles to understand what's going on around him, John's knowledge of the plays helps him make sense of his fractured world. Yet, when his only child, Miranda-with whom he has not spoken since a devastating misunderstanding a decade ago-comes to visit, John begins to question some of his deepest convictions. In his devotion to Shakespeare, did he lose his way? Did he wrong the child who wronged him? The story of an imperfect father and a wounded daughter's efforts to achieve some authentic connection even now, Still Time celebrates redemption and the gift of second chances. It is that rare novel that ends on a resounding note of hope, reminding us that there is always time to live fully and love deeply, so long as we are alive. "--
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10445051
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DLC
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Hegland, Jean
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
Target audience
adult
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Still Time
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781628726176
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Still Time
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f10f53d9-d6b6-469a-b9fe-9088d1a8b474
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781628726176
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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