Catching Heaven

Catching Heaven

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Baker & Taylor
Tired of her lack of success in Hollywood, forty-year-old actress Maud Maxwell heads to Marengo, New Mexico, for a visit with her younger sister, Lizzie, a painter struggling to support herself and her three children, but the relationship between the two sisters is undermined by Lizzie's resentment of Maud's supposedly glamorous life and by the return of Lizzie's former lover, Jake Arboles. A first novel.

Blackwell North Amer
After a commercial audition leads to a severe anxiety attack, Maud Maxwell packs her candlesticks, Navajo wall hangings, and wooden spoons and flees Los Angeles, her stagnant relationship, and a faltering acting career. While driving along a lonely two-lane desert highway, she wonders: Where is the perfect love, the children, the security of a grounded life? Maud believes the answer lies in Marengo, a small town outside Santa Fe, where her sister Lizzie resides. Now Marengo beckons to Maud like the North Star on a dark night.
Yet Maud's life seems glamorous to Lizzie, who longs for the kind of motion that sweeps her sister from city to city, realizing her art. Everyone had always assumed Lizzie would be a successful artist. But instead of fame, she had three children by three different fathers. Instead of Paris, she settled in Marengo, teaching and painting pictures for a greeting card company.
But Maud is not the only one drawn to Marengo. Jake Arboles has returned home after spending two years in Nashville trying to break into the songwriting business. He and Lizzie were balanced on the edge of commitment until their relationship ended abruptly - loss that has haunted them both ever since.

Baker
& Taylor

Tired of her lack of success in Hollywood, forty-year-old actress Maud Maxwell heads to New Mexico for a visit with her younger sister, a painter struggling to support herself and her three children.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345439703
0345439708
Branch Call Number: F HAL
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 25 cm

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