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by Judith Kitchen

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Judith Kitchen
ISBN: 155597368X
ISBN13: 978-1555973681
Language: English
Publisher: Graywolf Press (September 1, 2002)
Pages: 200
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In this momentous novel, Kitchen weaves these and other voices into the tapestry of a. .I knew Judith and I know her husband Stan.

In this momentous novel, Kitchen weaves these and other voices into the tapestry of a single day, an ordinary day in the lives of ordinary people, yet a day that, by gathering the threads of all they have been, might change their lives forever. Strange, Molly was thinking, how we go through our lives on remote control. This is a very inventive book, but I just couldn't get any traction on it. Maybe if I hadn't tried to read Ulysses I would have faired better.

Judith Kitchen attended college in Vermont. After graduating, she worked as a part-time secretary, an assistant in a carnival supply business, with the New York state Poets in the Schools, and finally as an instructor at SUNY College at Brockport

Judith Kitchen attended college in Vermont. After graduating, she worked as a part-time secretary, an assistant in a carnival supply business, with the New York state Poets in the Schools, and finally as an instructor at SUNY College at Brockport. She wrote several books during her lifetime including Perennials, Writing the World: Understanding William Stafford, Only the Dance, Distance and Direction, Half in Shade: Family, Photography, and Fate, and The Circus Train

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In Judith Kitchen’s The House on Eccles Road, the references to James Joyce’s Ulysses are clear: the address, number 7, on Eccles; Molly and Leo Bluhm (Bloom); a child of their own who has died an. Kitchen’s Molly blooms for us (no pun intended) during the course of the novel and of the day. In the first chapters of the book, taking place in the morning of June 16, Molly is a woman who appears to be placid, passive, fragile, a woman treading water in the drowning pool of her life (drowning is a big theme in the novel). From Stepping Backward, by Adrienne Rich

Reading novel reminds us how usual most novels are; his is unusual.

In this momentous novel, Kitchen weaves these, and other voices into the tapestry of a single day, an ordinary day in the lives of ordinary people, yet a day which, by gathering the threads of all they have been, might change their lives forever. Strange, she was thinking, how we go through our lives on remote control. Reading novel reminds us how usual most novels are; his is unusual. The work of an individ ual who has been minding his own business in Portland.

com User, January 26, 2004. The House on Eccles Road pulls off a small miracle. It's the story of one anniversary day in a troubled long term marriage-a day filled with recognizable "petty offenses" by the couple against one another, and with the possibility of reconciliation.

Reprinted from Perennials, Anhinga Press, 1986, with permission of the author. Judith Kitchen was the author of several books, including: Perennials (poetry); Writing the World: Understanding William Stafford (criticism); Only the Dance (essays); Distance and Direction (essays); Half in Shade (nonfiction); and The House on Eccles Road (novel), which was awarded the S. Mariella Gable Prize in fiction

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. This book was told with an unusual twist; the story centers around Lavinia, a young girl who is orphaned during her passage to America from Ireland, who becomes an indentured servant on the plantation. She is assigned to the kitchen house to assist Belle, a slave who is also the illegitimate daughter of the plantation's owner. Lavinia is torn between the slaves who become her family, and the owner and his family who live in the big house.

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What if Molly took center stage in James Joyce's Ulysses? What if she lived in suburban America?

The House on Eccles Road

It is June 16, 1999, in Dublin, Ohio, and Molly wanders through her empty day while her husband, Leo, tends to a strict and busy professor's schedule. On the surface of her thoughts, Molly wonders: Will he remember their anniversary? And how many hints should she give him? As Molly and Leo circle each other throughout the day, Judith Kitchen illuminates the scope of Leo and Molly's life together detail by detail. Molly is offended by the hot June day, hums Irish tunes, considers an old love; Leo thinks about his star pupil, young girls at the tennis court, his aging father. Both, if differently, mourn the loss of their four-year-old son eight years ago.

In this momentous novel, Kitchen weaves these and other voices into the tapestry of a single day, an ordinary day in the lives of ordinary people, yet a day that, by gathering the threads of all they have been, might change their lives forever. Strange, Molly was thinking, how we go through our lives on remote control. But as she drives toward town, a quick glance at a fatal car accident, which has slowed traffic to an agonizing crawl, brings her to the precipice.

Comments to eBook The House on Eccles Road: A Novel
Cells
The House on Eccles Road pulls off a small miracle. It's the story of one anniversary day in a troubled long term marriage--a day filled with recognizable "petty offenses" by the couple against one another, and with the possibility of reconciliation. It's realistic. It's also written in a fluid internal style, ranging from character to character, and centering on one woman's longings. It's colored by sadness and memory but brilliantly intense about the present. It's a passionate, lyrical book. And for those who can recognize this, it plays off amazingly against James Joyce's mammoth Ulysses, answering that mammoth mythic masterpiece with a woman's point of view, a woman's feelings, a woman's truth. It is a moving book, maybe unforgettable.
Ishnjurus
I was enthralled by this book from the very first sentence. The writing is so beautiful that, even though the vast majority of the action takes place in the mind and there are many purely descriptive passages,the story seemed full of action.

I appreciated the water imagery, which was consistent throughout, lending a unity to the narrative. Kitchen is not the first to use this potent imagery ( "Those are pearls that were his eyes"; "I should have been a pair of ragged claws . . .") but that's because water is so elemental to everyone.

I must confess that, like Molly, I am a 50-plus married woman with a passion for music, so I found lots to relate to in the book. Unlike Molly, however, I do not enjoy the works of Edna O'Brien.

One quibble: I thought the portrait of the husband as a deracinated, disaffected Jewish academic was more than a little trite.
Weetont
This book came as a gift from my college-age son. A "story" it is not, verging more on the poetry of daily life. It is succinct, well edited, and the writing is exquisitely crafted to give life to the personal voices of Molly and those family members and others who touch into her life. The 51-year-old Molly is close to my age - her thoughts, insecurities, and relationships feel so authentic. This is a book to share and savor with your women friends. I find myself looking to see what else is available from Judith Kitchen.
Small Black
This book surprised me- it slows you down. The entire book takes place in one day. How two married people can so easily live within their own heads and rarely intersect at good conversation. I found the writing beautiful and very true to life. a simple snapshot. a magnifying glass into the mind.
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