Baker & Taylor Written in the form of a final letter to his young daughter, Jane, N. recalls his relationship with Margaret Towne and Margarettown, the upstate New York town to which she introduces him--one inhabitated by a mysterious family of women named Old Margaret, Marge, Mia, Maggie, and May--in which N. and Margaret are joined in a bond that ranges from first meeting and courtship to marriage and finally death. A first novel.
Blackwell North Amer Margarettown...is a person, a place, a love story. It could be about anyone - you, your parents, your best friends. But it's not. It's about a woman called Margaret Towne, and a man who falls in love with her. The day he meets Maggie for the first time is the day he understands what it is to be in love. Deeply, wildly, terminally in love. What he doesn't know is that loving Maggie means loving many women at once. After a brief, intense courtship the two young lovers set off to meet Maggie's family: Old Margaret, Marge, Mia, and May - five women of different ages, all living together in a house called Margaron, in a place called Mararettown. Nothing in their world is quite like anywhere else. Part memoir, part fable, part journey through the many worlds of one woman, Margarettown is a novel about how love takes us over and changes our lives; how it makes lies out of truth and truth out of lies. It is the story of what it takes to love the same person for a lifetime - and about the impossibility of really knowing who it is we have come to love.