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Midnight Champagne by Manette Ansay
  

Midnight Champagne

Family Drama   Literary Fiction   Reading Groups   

RRP £7.99

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This story is told through various characters on the wedding day of April and Caleb. As we follow the wedding party throughout the day we listen to various stories about marriage and the character’s hopes and fears. An insightful look in to love and marriage with a host of highly enjoyable characters.

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Synopsis

Midnight Champagne by Manette Ansay

A touching, passionate and heartfelt story about a young couple determined to find happiness in the teeth of life's disappointments and tragedies, and their families' disapproval.

April and Caleb have known each other for just three short months, so their Valentine's Day wedding at a chapel on the shores of Lake Michigan has both families in uproar. As the festivities unfold and the drinking begins, everyone has a lively prediction about April and Caleb's future, each the reflection of a different experience of marriage.

Meanwhile, at the nearby Hideaway Lodge, a domestic quarrel ends in tragedy. As April and Caleb being their life together, death parts another man and woman in angry violence, and the two stories intersect to explore the tangled roots of vulnerability and desire.

Reviews

'Ansay writes with exquisite clarity...gripping' The Times

About the Author

Manette Ansay is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels: Midnight Champagne, A National Book Critics Circle Award winner, River Angel and Vinegar Hill, an Oprah Winfrey Bookclub Selection, a short-story collection, Read This and Tell Me What It Says, and a memoir, Limbo, of her battle with illness to begin her writing career.

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Book Info

Publication date

20th March 2008

Author

Manette Ansay

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Publisher

Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
Reading Groups

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755335343

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