What price beauty? Watson explores this theme in the life of one beautiful woman in small town Montana from Edie’s early marriage to forty years later as a grandmother. The other side of the coin, of course, are the men who seek to obsess and define her, fulfilling needs of their own.

I just received and read Larry Watson's 'The Lives of Edie Pritchard,' which will be a Hennepin County [Minneapolis, MN] Public Library virtual Talk of the Stacks with the author July 23. I didn't find any of the characters particularly likable, but his Montana setting, his writing and the themes are always so spot on it was a worth every page. Certainly a switch from all the lighter reading I've been doing. Such a fine writer.

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