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Falling Angels [Barbara Gowdy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Three sisters and their alcoholic father find their lives changed after the. Falling Angels [Barbara Gowdy, Erin Bennett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The three daughters of the Field family, aged 17 to 19, are. Falling Angels, the critically-acclaimed book by Barbara Gowdy.

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A good, flowing read, the different character stories were captivating, thrilling and depressing at the same time.

The book is reminiscent of the darkness many of us have had to face. Each of the 3 daughters cope with their dysfunctional situation in different ways. Gowdy has hit the head on dysfunctional family life at its worst—and keeps the reader interested and engaged throughout the entire book.

Their father is an abusive I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book – the story was well-written, easy to follow and the characters were sympathetically drawn. I connected with each sister on a deeply personal and human level. Every reader is given a different angle on tragedy, as we watch how the sisters grow up and bxrbara with their own coping mechanism.

Falling Angels

This is the second book Ive read with this title. Falling Angels by Barbara Gowdy.

Falling Angelz masterfully delves into the ways we continue moving forward after traumatic experiences.

Nov 18, Arielle marked it as to-read Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Falling Angelsplease sign up. Someone once described Gowdy as Jane Austen on speed.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Only bad thing – extremely hard to put it down! It is scary how much I can relate to some of barbraa things that happen to the three sisters.

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Occasionally one of the girls thinks of her dead baby brother while bringing their mother more whiskey on the couch, but that’s about it. The three Field sisters live in the sanitized suburbs of the fifties and sixties, but their plastic world is askew. I must say that while this book dealt with some seriously dark issues, I found that there was a thread of humor running throughout the story that I could totally appreciate.

Their father, a cars salesman and ex-military man, compensates for his wife’s withdrawl by having various affairs and terrorizing his daughters Norma is the eldest sister, overweight and serious by nature, taunted at school, she conjures up the spirit of her dead brother in order to hear a supportive voice inside her head; Lou is the middle sister, rebellious and profane, she “walks a fine line between insolence and the showdown” with her moody and abusive father; and Sandy is the youngest and prettiest, a “living doll” used to being indulged by all from an early age, later giving herself to various older men as a way to relive her childhood of being cradled in one male lap after another.

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Her characters are all fascinating and completely flawed. The siblings witness alcoholism, post-traumatic stress disorder and suffer mental and physical abuse. Each sister goes through her own rite of passage. Compelling and chilling, but it isn’t a novel I’m One of the most epically depressing novels I’ve read in some time. The gowfy received two Genie Awards in At one point she loses a bunch of weight. It is also a story about the destructive effects of secrecy between parents and children.


Three sisters and their alcoholic father find their lives changed after the unexpected death of the girls’ mother. When I picked up the book I wasn’t expecting to like it.

Literally – I know this is a book review site, but I have to praise the soundtrack of this movie as one of the best I have ever heard! To view it, click here. I never cried throughout the book but it definitely left an uncomfortable feeling in my chest.

I was worried that the book might be a disappointment, because I’d already seen the movie. I discovered this book via the movie of the same name adapted from the bookwhich I stumbled upon on TV a few years back. Books by Barbara Gowdy.

Falling Angels (Barbara Gowdy)

The girls stayed with each other at first, but paced down different ways later on. Somerville House Books, Limited Availability: While the story takes place in Ontario, Falling Angels was shot on location mostly in Saskatchewan.

Their mother had accidentally killed her first born, a son, by dropping throwing?