In Harriet Scott Chessman’s arresting first novel, Hallie Greaves comes home to Ohio one hot week in July. She hopes to help her mother, who confines her life wholly to her bedroom. To enter her mother’s room, however, is to face her own disappointments and yearnings. At an impasse in her painting and her marriage, Hallie confronts questions of love, memory, and sorrow. Ohio Angels is a moving portrait of the intricacies of marriage and friendship, and of the surprising possibilities for compassion and renewal.
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