A Dangerous Age

A Novel
by Ellen Gilchrist

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The winner of the National Book Award returns with a moving story of a family of women drawn together by the trials of the times.

The women in the Hand family are no strangers to either controversy or sadness. Those traits seem, in fact, to be a part of their...

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Published By Algonquin Books

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 272

Publication Date 04/08/2014

ISBN 9781616203795

Dimensions 5.5 inches x 8.2 inches

“Ellen Gilchrist is a wonderful writer, with a winning grace and humaneness . . . Moving and tender and tough and unsentimental at the same time.” —Chicago Tribune

“Gilchrist rides the tension--between seeing events and motivations clearly and becoming clouded by personal and material concerns--on a perfect edge.”The Boston Globe 

“Aims to show readers that Americans have a resilience that won’t allow us to simply sulk and blame . . . The writing is polished; all her details matter.”The Seattle Times

“Gilchrist can create wonderful female characters, contemporary women who come alive on the page and linger long after the book is over.”The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“[Her] fiction never fails to inspire with its feisty spirit and enduring hopefulness.”The New Orleans Times-Picayune

“[Gilchrist] gives this novel a humanity easily embraced by the reader. [Her] trademark supple prose and droll sense of humor are on full display.” Booklist, starred review

“Narrated in the author's characteristically fine prose and populated by . . . sympathetic and believable characters. Recommended.” —Library Journal