A Watch of Nightingales
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A Watch of Nightingales

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A modest, quiet woman, Mara Raynor never dreamed she'd one day find herself in charge of the small private school in Washington, D.C., where for many years she taught music and choir. But after the unexpected death of her husband, the school's headmaster, Mara finds herself thrust into the public eye, burdened not just with the responsibilities of acting headmaster---a rol...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published December 2nd 2008 by University of Michigan Press
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A modest, quiet woman, Mara Raynor never dreamed she'd one day find herself in charge of the small private school in Washington, D.C., where for many years she taught music and choir. But after the unexpected death of her husband, the school's headmaster, Mara finds herself thrust into the public eye, burdened not just with the responsibilities of acting headmaster—a role she never wanted—but also with a potentially explosive political and religious controversy that tests parents' and school adm...more
Zach
A book of large personal tragedies framed by beautiful moments on a small scale. The highlight for me (without giving away any details) was a scene that was both revolting and emotionally devastating, a moment of brutal truth revealed with simplicity, the action left raw and unprocessed. And that scene represents the whole psychology of the novel, realer than real, unforced. It's moving because it doesn't try to be.
Diana
Fabulous book -- made me shed a tear or two in the best of ways.
Cheryl Huff
Brilliant and beautiful. So finely crafted.
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