Sleep Toward Heaven : How Do You Forgive When You Can't Forget? Paperback
In Gatestown, Texas, twenty-nine-year-old Karen awaits her execution on Death Row.
In New York, Franny, a doctor the same age, plans her wedding and tries to resist the urge to run.
In Austin, Celia, a beautiful young librarian, mourns her lost husband.
Over the course of one summer, the three women's disparate lives intertwine.
Karen, Franny and Celia all struggle to find their place in a world where nothing is sure, as they move towards one night that will change them all forever.
A heart-stopping page-turner about love and forgiveness, "Sleep Toward Heaven" is unforgettable.
Praise for "Sleep Toward Heaven": 'Ward's no-nonsense, unflinching prose and her complex but never confounding structure make this novel very tough to put down.
But her greater triumph is her ability to humanize all these characters' - Pam Houston, "'O' The Oprah Magazine". 'It's funny and sad and redemptive. Read it now. Thank me later' - Jennifer Weiner, the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Good in Bed" and "In Her Shoes". 'Women's Death Row as you have never seen it; hauntingly rich, wise and sharply etched' - James Ellroy. 'How do we forgive the unforgivable?First-time novelist Ward explores this question with a delicate blend of compassion, humour and realism - Her spare but psychologically rich portraits are utterly convincing' - "Publishers Weekly".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 21/01/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099466390