The Valley
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At 38, Gloria is a vaguely dissatisfied wife and mother. Compelled to return to the family farm after a long absence, she finds that nothing has changed about the strict Mennonite community she grew up in: not the house she grew up in, her mother's no-nonsense work ethic, nor her father's unwavering belief in "trust and obey.” Nothing, that is, except the demons of her past that she must finally confront: her estranged best friend, Des, whom Gloria abandoned when Des needed her most; the early love of her life, Gabe, as gorgeous as ever but now married to Des; and the ghost of her beloved twin brother, Jake, whose death as a teenager would deeply affect the lives of everyone around him for a generation. Friesen's first novel for adults is a thoughtful exploration of the subtle complexities of family, faith, friendship, and grief.
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    • Oct-2009
    • Key Porter Books
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 1554702232
    • ISBN13: 9781554702237
    • Mar-2008
    • Key Porter Books
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1554700019
    • ISBN13: 9781554700011

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