Bright Angel Time

Bright Angel Time

by Martha McPhee, McPhee

Paperback(First Harvest Edition)

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Set in the early 1970s, this magical first novel by National Book Award finalist Martha McPhee marked not only the introduction of the Furey-Cooper family of Gorgeous Lies, but also the auspicious debut of a stunning literary talent.
Meet eight-year-old Kate and her sisters as they take to a life on the road when their divorced mother falls in love with someone new. This strange freedom introduces the girls to a way of life that is vastly different from the one they knew with their geologist father. But, far from him, adult distraction and carelessness finally threaten to explode and ruin Kate's life. Rich in character, imagery, and humor, Bright Angel Time is a brilliant and moving novel from an authentic, critically acclaimed new voice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156029346
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/15/2003
Edition description: First Harvest Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,212,924
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Martha McPhee is the author of Gorgeous Lies, a finalist for the National Book Award, and coauthor with Jenny and Laura McPhee of Girls. She teaches at Hofstra University and lives in New York City.


New York, New York

Date of Birth:

June 25, 1964

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A., Bowdoin College, 1987; M.F.A., Columbia University, 1994

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Bright Angel Time 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
klarsenmd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was beautifully written and had great believable characters, but was a bit slow in parts. It follows the early childhood of a girl and her siblings travelling with her bohemian mother. We get to see the love between famliy members even through their flaws as they encounter many interesting characters along the way.