Frances and Bernard

Frances and Bernard

[a Novel]

Book - 2012
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In the summer of 1957, Frances and Bernard meet at an artists' colony. She finds him faintly ridiculous, but talented. He sees her as aloof, but intriguing. Afterward, he writes her a letter. Soon they are immersed in the kind of fast, deep friendship that can take over-- and change the course of-- lives. They find their way to New York and, for a few whirling years, each other. Can we love another person so completely that we lose ourselves?
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
ISBN: 9780547858241
Branch Call Number: F BAU NVD
Characteristics: 195 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Frances & Bernard


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mrsgail5756 Sep 30, 2013

Interesting but not one of my favorites.

ChristchurchLib May 20, 2013

"A tale loosely inspired by Robert Lowell and Flannery O'Connor which traces the intense friendship and literary bond shared by two mid-20th-century New York writers through an exchange of letters that explores their respective writing forms and beliefs about faith, passion and the nature of acceptable sacrifice." May 2013 Fiction A to Z newsletter

DesPlainesReaders Mar 20, 2013

Inspired by the lives of fiction writer Flannery O'Connor and poet Robert Lowell, this epistolary novel is set in the 1950s and explores a literary friendship and, briefly, a love affair between its two strong-willed protagonists. An elegant, insightful novel. LauraADPPL/WeAreSpartacus

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