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[Reading] ➿ Midwinter Break By Bernard MacLaverty – Soccerjerseys-wholesale.co A retired couple Gerry and Stella Gil fly from their home in Scotland to Amsterdam for a long weekend a holiday to refresh the senses to do some sightseeing and generally to take stock of what remainsA retired couple Gerry and Stella Gil fly from their home in Scotland to Amsterdam for a long weekend a holiday to refresh the senses to do some sightseeing and generally to take stock of what remains of their lives Their relationship seems safe easy familia.

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eBook Bernard MacLaverty ï Midwinter Break PDF Î ï

eBook Bernard MacLaverty ï Midwinter Break PDF Î ï Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast in 1942 and lived there until 1975 when he moved to Scotland with his wife Madeline and four children He has been a Medical Laboratory Technician a mature student a teacher of English and for two years in the mid eighties Writer in Residence at the University of AberdeenAfter living for a time in Edinburgh and the Isle of Islay he now lives in Glasgow

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  1. Maureen Maureen says:

    eBook Bernard MacLaverty ï Midwinter Break PDF Î ï midwinter download, break kindle, Midwinter Break ePUBIrish born Stella and Gerry are at a crossroads in their lives Approaching their late sixties they no longer share common interests Gerry has his drinking whilst Stella has her religion a faith which has never deserted her even at the lowest point in her life They may not share common interests but they still share intimacies that come from a long marriage from knowing a person as well as you know yourself the way Gerry still takes Stella's hand when crossing the road or the habit they have of sharing a kiss whenever they're in an elevator As the story begins Stella and Gerry are about to take a trip to Ams


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    eBook Bernard MacLaverty ï Midwinter Break PDF Î ï midwinter download, break kindle, Midwinter Break ePUBThis is a profoundly moving and perceptive examination of the anatomy of a long marriage Gerry and Stella Gil are retired now living in Scotland and facing the midwinter of their lives and their marriage Gerry once an architect a mediocre one in his e


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    eBook Bernard MacLaverty ï Midwinter Break PDF Î ï midwinter download, break kindle, Midwinter Break ePUBBernard MacLaverty is an Irish author new to me His writing is impeccable and intimate He paints a clear portrai


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    eBook Bernard MacLaverty ï Midwinter Break PDF Î ï midwinter download, break kindle, Midwinter Break ePUBStella and Gerry married for forty years in the retirement years of their life one son one grandson They take a weekend trip leaving Scotland and heading to Amsterdam Gerry thinks it is just for time away change of pace but Stella has other motives a discontent in her life and a spiritual promise made during a time of heartbreaking distress Gerry drinks too much is often dismissive of her faith and Stella wants there to be something before her life endsA uiet n


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    eBook Bernard MacLaverty ï Midwinter Break PDF Î ï midwinter download, break kindle, Midwinter Break ePUBThis love story about a retired couple is full of paradox It appears uite light but it is surprisingly deep It seems uite ordinary but its impact is extraordinary It is funny and serious a sad book and a happy book at the same time A book mainly about Him yet predominantly about Her A book about a shared life that is not reall


  6. Fergus Fergus says:

    eBook Bernard MacLaverty ï Midwinter Break PDF Î ï midwinter download, break kindle, Midwinter Break ePUBBernard MacLaverty has written with this book an utterly compelling and disarmingly human novel in which each one of us will see parts of ourselvesI read it during one of my recurrent February doldrums and I have to put down to that fact a resultant inertia and demotivation in its perusalAnd well I saw a bit of my my own sometime cynicism and lack of enthusiasm in this middle aged couple TouchéHowever their tragic aporia in the face of the husband’s alcoholism is largely overridden by the beautiful finesse in MacLaverty’s evocation of the innate Dutch spirit of place on their getaway and the depth and muted delight with which the bleak remnant of their mutual love still glowsBut it probably is a story with too much emotional anxiety for younger readers unless their mature sensitivity warrants the reading This relationship is at times jarring and icy though without much self knowledge it’s little wonderFor self knowledge so often brings new ope


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    eBook Bernard MacLaverty ï Midwinter Break PDF Î ï midwinter download, break kindle, Midwinter Break ePUBAll Women Marry Beneath ThemselvesLike the Shakers the Beguine movement was an attempt to provide some institutional respite for women in a world dominated by men their narcissistic violence and chronically inadeuate women’s toilet facilities The Begijnhof in Amsterdam is a vestige of this movement which is probably no less necessary today than it was in medieval societyGerry is a boor and a functional alcoholic Stella is spiritually minded and feels dis valued They have reached that stage in their marriage in which a gentle sniping and comforting ritual is as intimate as it gets Both self medicate to reliev


  8. Agnieszka Agnieszka says:

    eBook Bernard MacLaverty ï Midwinter Break PDF Î ï midwinter download, break kindle, Midwinter Break ePUB In every relationship’ said Stella ‘there’s a flower and a gardener One who does the work and one who displaysAt first nothing heralded this book wo


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    eBook Bernard MacLaverty ï Midwinter Break PDF Î ï midwinter download, break kindle, Midwinter Break ePUB The family is raised the work’s done That can’t be it can it? There’s ten or twenty years left over as it were We’ve cut the life of our cloth wrongly It doesn’t fit I have a sense of drift I want to do something with the time I have left Other than watch you drink This book is the story of a midwinter break taken in Amsterdam by a retired couple Gerry and Stella – Gerry and Stella are a Northern Irish Catholic Couple now living in GlasgowThe title however also conveyed to me the essence of the book – Stella is conscious that she is in the midwinter of her life their only son living in Canada with his wife and son contemplates a break in their relationship driven by Gerry’


  10. Barbara Barbara says:

    eBook Bernard MacLaverty ï Midwinter Break PDF Î ï midwinter download, break kindle, Midwinter Break ePUBMac Laverty is a writer of gorgeous prose and deeply thoughtful novels His latest novel strengthens his reputation as an exceptional writer Stella and Gerry are a retired couple in their 70’s Mac Laverty spreads details about their lives throughout the book rather than giving them to the reader upfront They now live in Glasgow and have been there for several decades Stella grew up in a large Catholic family in rural Northern Ireland and was the only student in her school to go on to get a university degree She became a teacher at a girls’ comprehensive school in Belfast where she and Gerry met at a dance Gerry also Catholic studied architecture at a technical school in Belfast He lacked


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