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The Last First Day: A Novel

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As her husband Peter prepares for his last first day as headmaster of the Derry School for Boys, Ruth van Dusen reflects on their life together, wondering how retirement will change them. From her harrowing childhood to the fertility problems she and Peter endured to the friendships made at the Derry School, Ruth recalls all the important moments in her long history with her husband. As she prepares for the next chapter in life with her husband, Ruth understands that all she can be sure of is her love for Peter.

Perhaps the plot isn’t incredibly complex or interesting, but The Last First Day is a beautifully written story. Ruth’s memories of life and of marriage are inspiring and heartbreaking, making for a realistic tale of what it means to live. The story may not be full of action or events, but it is impactful through its empathetic tones and means of getting to the core of true human nature. Brown has created a sweet and enjoyable novel, one which will stay in readers’ hearts long after they’ve set it down.

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Author:
Carrie Brown
Star Count:
4/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
304 pages
Publisher:
Pantheon
Publish Date:
2013-Sep-17
ISBN:
9780307908032
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Issue:
April 2014
Category:
Modern Literature
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ISBN

9780307908032

Star Count

4

Book Author

Carrie Brown

ASIN

0307908038

Page Count

304 pages

Format

Hard

Publisher

Pantheon

Issue

April 2014

Publication Date

2013-Sep-17

“The Last First Day: A Novel”

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