Why don't we grown-ups get to read more stories with pictures the way children do? In this illustrated version of the beloved novel Going to Solace, sixty-five color photographs interweave with the text to evoke its Appalachian setting and the emotional circumstances of its characters.
It's Thanksgiving week, 1989. A handful of mismatched folks -- some country people, some far-flung, fancy people -- discover they have one thing in common: someone they know is sick, real sick, dying sick. Suddenly, they're the caregivers, doing all they can to beat back death or "hurry him on about his business." Their paths cross as they wind up going to a hospice called Solace. Through different points of view, multiple stories become one, illuminating the altered states of shock and clarity that visit us as our loved (and hated) ones pass from this world to the next. Going to Solace offers comfort in comfortless times. The photographs in this new edition underscore the poignancies of a novel hailed by its readers as a celebration of the kitchen-table heroism we see around us every day.
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Amanda McTigue is a novelist, short story writer and produced playwright. GOING TO SOLACE, her debut novel set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, was named a BEST READ OF 2012 by public radio KRCB's "Word for Word." She's also an ace live storyteller. Her second novel, THE CAUTIONARY TALES, is on its way.
Title Page (with photograph)
Map of the Pineys
Prologue (with photograph)
Saturday, November 18, 1989 (with photograph)
Chapters 1 through 7 (each with photograph
Sunday, November 19, 1989 (with photograph)
Chapters 8 through 18 (each with photograph)
Monday, November 20, 1989 (with photograph)
Chapters 19 through 26 (each with photograph)
Tuesday, November 21, 1989 (with photograph)
Chapters 27 through 35 (each with photograph)
Wednesday, November 22, 1989 (with photograph)
Chapters 36 through 43 (each with photograph)
Thanksgiving, November 23, 1989 (with photograph)
Chapters 44 through 50 (each with photograph)
About The Author
Praise For "Going to Solace"
Thank You, Readers