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To Leave a Memory: A Warm Coming Together by [Evans, Pat Dunlap]
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Length: 324 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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If you like films like "On Golden Pond" and "Ordinary People," you'll love To Leave a Memory, the heartwarming story of a troubled family's victory over a devastating tragedy. The clever dialogue, surprising humor and the poignant ending will make you feel like the characters of the Ward family are just like your own.

Editorial Praise for To Leave a Memory

"A warm portrait of a family coming together to forgive ... the colorful dialogue keeps the story moving ... There's a pleasing amount of healthy talk about sex ... Forgiveness comes in moments sentimental but tender, and even Andrew Ward's post-stroke syntax has a chance to shine."
-- Kirkus Reviews

"You've written a wonderful story. By the end, the characters have become as much family to the reader as they are to each other.
-- Jean Jenkins, Editor, San Diego, MSRewrite.com

"Debut author, Pat Dunlap Evans has written a poignant literary novel that explores an ordinary couple's enduring relationship years after a family tragedy. The story is told from the point of view of both the husband and wife who are reminiscent of Henry and Olive in Pulitzer prize winning Elizabeth Stout's novel, Olive Kitteridge. The writing is crisp and the ending takes a surprising turn.
-- Lara Reznik, best-selling Amazon author of The Girl From Long Guyland and The M&M Boys

To Leave a Memory -- About The Story

When history professor Andrew Ward ignores his wife Lizzy's premonition that something will happen if he allows their son to go out one stormy night, tragedy strikes. Andrew is too anguished to admit he was wrong and, over the years, he and Lizzy drift into avoidance.

Forgotten in the marital divide, young daughter Jane can't forgive her brother's death. Nor can Andrew's brother Thomas, an arrogant millionaire and a perpetual prickle in Andrew's side.

When Lizzy decides to leave, Jane -- who is now a tech guru and mother of three -- urges her mother to repair her marriage. Oblivious to the women's plans, Andrew hides in his office, trying to write a grand apologia to atone for his heartbreaking error. But when a second tragedy strikes, each family member faces a choice that no one wants to make. And Andrew must find the way to leave a memory.

About the Author

Pat Dunlap Evans was born in Michigan but "got to Texas as soon as I could." Her family lived in San Antonio and Dallas, where she attended South Oak Cliff High School and Southern Methodist University, eventually completing her bachelor's and master's degrees in English at University of Missouri, Kansas City. After college, Pat stressed her way through twenty-five years of various advertising and marketing roles before retiring at last to write novels. She lives in the Lake Travis area with her second husband, Dr. Bill Evans, and enjoys travel, golf, lap swimming, sailing and the escapades of the couple's combined five adult children, five grandchildren, one great-grandson and two Cockalier dogs.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3786.0 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Publisher: A.M. Chai Literary (10 December 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B019978PWO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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