An Everyday Savior
Understated integrity and quiet dignity are the hallmarks of Kathryn Larrabee's debut novel, An everyday Savior. Harley Cookson has been married barely six months to his Russian bride, Sonia, when he must bring his ailing mother to live with them. A chance encounter with an old girlfriend, Lynette, gives him another reason to worry - it seems Lynette's husband has been beating her. Larrabee's sure hand with her material and her feel for the rituals of home life make this a richly textured and rewarding novel.