Lamb in love: a novel
Lamb in Love is set in a rural English village the year of the Apollo moon landing and tells of two people surprised, halfway through their lives by...what? passion? desire? love? They haven't the experience to quite identify it.
Norris and Vida have known each other forever. Neither has had any idea how to go about falling in love.
Vida Stephen has been nanny for twenty years to the mentally handicapped son of a rich American widower. Every day for most of her life, she nods to Norris Lamb, the postmaster, when calling for her mail. Sometimes Norris offers pretty stamps to the boy. A fussy, stamp-collecting bachelor and church organist, Norris has fallen suddenly, amazingly, and secretly in love with Vida.
Witness to Norris and Vida's halting, at times embarrassing courtship is Vida's charge, Manford - mute and clumsy and yet possessed of an odd and gentle intelligence. It is through Manford, even thanks to him, that Norris and Vida finally come to recognize each other and themselves.
Carrie Brown has an affinity for the way love transforms the most ordinary and imperfect people. In Lamb in Love, she celebrates a man and a woman who discover in themselves a bravery that allows them to become the heroes of their own story.
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|Grouping Title||lamb in love|
|Grouping Author||brown carrie|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-01-19 04:42:10AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-22 06:37:07AM|
|author||Brown, Carrie, 1959-|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Broadneck Library - Adult Fiction|
|item_details||ils:a149844|31997047553623|Broadneck Library - Adult Fiction|FICTION (B)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 11, 2018|BDN|||
|itype_aacpl||Adult General Fiction|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|record_details||ils:a149844|Book|Books||English|Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,|1999.|336 p. : 22 cm.|
|title_display||Lamb in love : a novel|
|title_full||Lamb in love : a novel / by Carrie Brown|
|title_short||Lamb in love :|