An Accomplished Woman
When Catherine Buckingham’s parents die, her young uncle, Thorn Wade, becomes her guardian and raises her as her mother wished, so Catherine becomes an adult who is not like the men—or women—of the world around her: she is a sexual creature we seldom encounter. With innocent joy Catherine explores her amorous feelings for the man who has raised her, while Thorn will not take any male initiative by word, look or action. They keep the memory of that summer like a promise they will someday fulfill. But Thorn must leave to fight in World War II. Catherine is told he is dead, and learns, painfully, how to be like women of the 40’s and 50’s. Yet Thorn is alive, and comes to find a Catherine who is finished, accomplished. How can she face the man who formed her for another life? -- nancypricebooks.com
Women -- Fiction; Man-woman relationships -- Fiction; Man-woman relationships;
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan
New York, NY
288 p. ; 23 cm.
Price, Nancy, "An Accomplished Woman" (1979). Books by Nancy Price. 2.