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    EBOOK Good to a Fault READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Marina Endicott REVIEW Good to a Fault Finalist Scotiabank Giller Prize 2008One of Globe Mail’s Top 100 Books of 2008 Marina Endicott has come up with an original concept Is her character Clara Clary acting out of goodness or guilt or a sense of responsibility? Is she selfless or selfish? Or do all of these come into play? Clara herself uestions her

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    READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Marina Endicott Marina Endicott Ç 0 DOWNLOAD REVIEW Good to a Fault Four very solid stars Fault weakness or failing Clara Purdy is driving along one day minding her own business when she hits the vehicle occupied by the Gage family Chaos ensues adults children and a baby come clamouring out of the car everyone heads to the hospital Clara at first thinks she is free to go once everyone gets the all clear No serious injuries But there is a twist and she somehow feels a moral obligation to take this

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    EBOOK Good to a Fault Had been wanting to read this for a few years and picked it up at the library for 1 What a deal It kept me engrossed the whole way t

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    EBOOK Good to a Fault READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Marina Endicott Marina Endicott Ç 0 DOWNLOAD The cancer card trumps everything protagonist Clara Purdy ruminates and that sums up the premise of this novel Throw this

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    READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Marina Endicott EBOOK Good to a Fault Marina Endicott Ç 0 DOWNLOAD What a perfect book Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott is It reminded me of books I read back during my university years when I took my Canadian Lit course; books like Who Has Seen the Wind by WO Mitchell or Why Shoot the Teacher by Max Braithwaite It's a gentle loving caring story that had me smiling and crying at different momentsClara Purdy lives in Saskatchewan and while driving home gets into an accident with a yo

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    EBOOK Good to a Fault What an original theme exploring what it is to be good I don't think I've heard of a book that touches on this particular concept at least not in contemporary literature I usually have such conflicting thoughts and feelings toward Giller nominees but I can safely say I understand why this book was shortlisted En

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    EBOOK Good to a Fault REVIEW Good to a Fault This is a novel about what I will call wanting a better phrase the extraordinary ordinary about the lengths to w

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    REVIEW Good to a Fault Marina Endicott Ç 0 DOWNLOAD EBOOK Good to a Fault An okay book The story line was great but the writing lacked oompf Too slow and lazyFrom back coverIn a moment of self absorption Clara Purdy's life takes a sharp left turn when she crashes into a beat up car carrying an itinerant family of six The Gage family had been travelling to a new life in Fort McMurray but bruises on the mother Lorra

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    READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Marina Endicott EBOOK Good to a Fault Wasn't great The characters were kind of boring after the middle of the book and it was painful to try and get through The story was kind of bland there was no spark that made me want to keep reading it The characters were in this constant state of mourningdepression and the only character that had any passionfire was the mother and she was made to be irritating and horrid woman I thought this was going to be better than it was Di

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    EBOOK Good to a Fault In a very convoluted way Good to a Fault reminded me of one of the sub plots in the book Gone Baby Gone by Dennis Lehane As Clara P

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DOWNLOAD ¹ Good to a Fault In a moment of self absorption Clara Purdy's life takes a sharp left turn when she crashes into a beat up car carrying an itinerant family of six The Gage family had been travelling to a new life in Fort McMurray but bruises on the mother Lorraine prove to be late stage cancer rather than remnants of the accident Recognizing their need as her responsibility Clara tries to do the right t. Finalist Scotiabank Giller Prize 2008One of Globe Mail s Top 100 Books of 2008 Marina Endicott has come up with an original concept Is her character Clara Clary acting out of goodness or guilt or a sense of responsibility Is she selfless or selfish Or do all of these come into play Clara herself uestions her motives as will the reader given the conflicting hints along the way The story opens with a collision Clara Purdy 43 a divorced childless woman is thinking about herself and the state of her soul when it happens From out of the other car the Dart tumbles a whole family The old woman was stupidly plucking her bloody shirt away from her body bits of flesh falling Wherever Clara turned there were A boy bleeding holding his head Since they had been living in their car now totaled they are homeless but they are not seriously injured It wasn t blood Mrs Pell the grandmother had been eating from a big bag of cherries The father Clayton Clay the daughter Darlene Dolly Mrs Pell and baby Pearce are fine The boy Trevor suffered a minor scalp wound but the mother Lorraine turns out to have a fever and bruising Not from the accident though she has cancer Whose fault is it all We re not sure Is it Clayton for driving too fast Lorraine thinks it s Mom Pell since stopping for cherries meant Clayton had to drive fast to make up the time Clara feels she was at fault feels sorry for Lorraine and deep down she s dissatisfied with her life so she takes the whole family into her home Before committing to this Clara first tries to explain to Paul Tippett the priest I see what they need she finally said But I am unwilling to help But that was not it she was not unwilling she was somehow stupidly ashamed of wanting to help I don t want them in my house she said But maybe she did No one could plausibly expect you to take them in the priest said There are agencies It s not what s plausible it s what I ought to do You ve visited them he commended her Many would not think to do as much Many would not think to do as much she thought almost laughing Visiting the hospital is nothing My whole life does not seem very worthwhile she said Or even real p25As it turns out neither Clayton nor Lorraine live with Clara Lorraine will remain in hospital for treatment and Clay the children inform Clara is gone taking with him her mother s car the stereo the silver clock and teapot some food and money from her wallet But not her credit cards or so she thought at the time Later she discovers he d taken her phone card when she receives a whopping phone bill It appears that to absolve himself from responsibility he s phoned everywhere in an attempt to track down Darwin Lorraine s brother who goes where the wind blows And through all this Clara as a character is surprisingly believable although not necessarily likable Yes there is a measure of selfishness in her actions she wants a family When baby Pearce starts crying Mrs Pell shows no signs of going to see to him So Clara went Mine she thought pp 29 30Clayton wins in close contest with his mother as the most unsympathetic character in the bookThe point of view switches from Clary who has finally found some sense of purpose in her life to Dolly who struggles between her gratefulness for the physical comforts Clary provides and her love for her mother to Priest Paul who grieves for his wife seems capable only of speaking in Pulpit Prose yet becomes intimately involved with Clara to Lorraine powerless to do anything but accept Clara s help and while acknowledging the impossibility of repaying her does not feel indebted to her Through these characters we understand that Trevor can t even admit to himself that he loves Clary because of his loyalty and love for his mother and that baby Pearce regards Clara as his mother Clary is ecstatic when Pearce s first word is Clah Each of the characters in Good to a Fault is extremely well drawn including minor characters not mentioned here My favourites were actually Darwin and Dolly Darwin is responsible when he needs to be he spends his nights in the hospital with Lorraine and is a wonderful uncle to the children He also becomes a good friend to Clary Dolly is a treasure I loved it when the perspective switched to her And we have a nice tight ending too with all threads of the story pulled together all characters true feelings and roles revealed in a very ingenious way Good to a Fault begins with a compelling premise and finishes with a fine flourish

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DOWNLOAD ¹ Good to a Fault Hing and moves the children husband and horrible grandmother into her own house then has to cope with the conseuences of practical goodnessAs Lorraine walks the borders of death Clara expands into life finding purpose energy and unexpected love amidst the hard unaccustomed work of sharing her days But the burden is not Clara's alone Lorraine's children must cope with divided loyalties a. What a perfect book Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott is It reminded me of books I read back during my university years when I took my Canadian Lit course books like Who Has Seen the Wind by WO Mitchell or Why Shoot the Teacher by Max Braithwaite It s a gentle loving caring story that had me smiling and crying at different momentsClara Purdy lives in Saskatchewan and while driving home gets into an accident with a young family Clara lives alone her mother having passed away and is in a rut When she goes to the hospital to check on the family she discovers that the mother Lorreine has to stay because they ve discovered she has cancer The family Lorreine hubby Clayton grandmother Mrs Pell and three kids Dolly Trevor and Pearce are basically homeless living in their van as they drive to find workClara makes a big decision and lets the family move into her house while Lorreine is in the hospital Clayton takes her mother s old car and leaves to find work somewhere and leaves Clary to fend with the rest That is the gist of the story and we follow Clary her nickname as she recreates herself rearranging her home to accommodate them all learn to live a life with children she is a divorcee who never had the chance to have children of her own and all the things that entailsIt s a rich wonderful story The book is peopled with a wonderful cast of characters starting with the lovely Clary The kids are great as they try to adjust to living with her trying to cope with their mother s illness Grandma Pel is a cantankerous old biddy but a great character Lorreine is brave hard put Her brother Darwin shows up moving in with Clara and is fantastic looking after his sister helping Clary recreating her home And you ve got so many others the local priest Paul trying to cope with divorce and finding solace with this strange put together family I could go on her neighbour Mrs Zenko who helps so much and Clary s sister Grace her hubby Morland and their daughter Fern There is something about them all to love and cherishThe story is so well written and it draws you in I wanted it to end a certain way but it took a twist at the end and then another I can t recommend this book It s a must read Beautiful story and characters 5 stars

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DOWNLOAD ¹ Good to a Fault Nd Lorraine must live with her growing unpayable debt to Clara and the feeling that Clara has taken her placeWhat exactly does it mean to be good When is sacrifice merely selfishness What do we owe in this life and what do we deserve Marina Endicott looks at life and death through the compassionate lens of a born novelist being good being at fault and finding some balance on the precipi. Wasn t great The characters were kind of boring after the middle of the book and it was painful to try and get through The story was kind of bland there was no spark that made me want to keep reading it The characters were in this constant state of mourningdepression and the only character that had any passionfire was the mother and she was made to be irritating and horrid woman I thought this was going to be better than it was Dissappointing

  • Paperback
  • 376
  • Good to a Fault
  • Marina Endicott
  • English
  • 05 July 2020
  • 9781551119298