Three Junes

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2002.
Language:
English
Description
Three Junes is a vividly textured symphonic novel set on both sides of the Atlantic during three fateful summers in the lives of a Scottish family. In June of 1989, Paul McLeod, the recently widowed patriarch, becomes infatuated with a young American artist while traveling through Greece and is compelled to relive the secret sorrows of his marriage. Six years later, Paul’s death reunites his sons at Tealing, their idyllic childhood home, where Fenno, the eldest, faces a choice that puts him at the center of his family’s future. A lovable, slightly repressed gay man, Fenno leads the life of an aloof expatriate in the West Village, running a shop filled with books and birdwatching gear. He believes himself safe from all emotional entanglements—until a worldly neighbor presents him with an extraordinary gift and a seductive photographer makes him an unwitting subject. Each man draws Fenno into territories of the heart he has never braved before, leading him toward an almost unbearable loss that will reveal to him the nature of love. Love in its limitless forms—between husband and wife, between lovers, between people and animals, between parents and children—is the force that moves these characters’ lives, which collide again, in yet another June, over a Long Island dinner table. This time it is Fenno who meets and captivates Fern, the same woman who captivated his father in Greece ten years before. Now pregnant with a son of her own, Fern, like Fenno and Paul before him, must make peace with her past to embrace her future. Elegantly detailed yet full of emotional suspense, often as comic as it is sad, Three Junes is a glorious triptych about how we learn to live, and live fully, beyond incurable grief and betrayals of the heart—how family ties, both those we’re born into and those we make, can offer us redemption and joy.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780375421440
9780375422423
9780385721424
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDfecb780d-a1ef-84ca-3365-5c1e8741ea80
Grouping Titlethree junes
Grouping Authorjulia glass
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-01-20 04:51:35AM
Last Indexed2021-01-20 05:07:34AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780375421440

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorGlass, Julia, 1956-
author_displayGlass, Julia
available_at_addisonAddison Public Library
collection_addisonAdults
detailed_location_addison2nd Floor- Adult Books
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description

An astonishing first novel that traces the lives of a Scottish family over a decade as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises.

In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young American artist and reflects on the complicated truth about his marriage. . ..Six years later, again in June, Paul's death draws his three grown sons and their families back to their ancestral home. Fenno, the eldest, a wry, introspective gay man, narrates the events of this unforeseen reunion. Far from his straitlaced expatriate life as a bookseller in Greenwich Village, Fenno is stunned by a series of revelations that threaten his carefully crafted defenses. . .. Four years farther on, in yet another June, a chance meeting on the Long Island shore brings Fenno together with Fern Olitsky, the artist who once captivated his father. Now pregnant, Fern must weigh her guilt about the past against her wishes for the future and decide what family means to her. In prose rich with compassion and wit, Three Junes paints a haunting portrait of love's redemptive powers.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

format_addisonBook
eBook
format_category_addisonBooks
eBook
idfecb780d-a1ef-84ca-3365-5c1e8741ea80
isbn9780375421440
9780375422423
9780385721424
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b10923986.i109921822nd Floor- Adult BooksFIC GLASS J.1falsefalseCheck ShelfJun 20, 2017afic
overdrive:633126cb-04dc-44a8-a2a1-df5cd8e060f2-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_addisonFiction
last_indexed2021-01-20T11:07:34.266Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_addisonFIC GLASS J.
owning_library_addisonAddison Public Library
owning_location_addisonAddison Public Library
primary_isbn9780375421440
publishDate2002
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b10923986BookBooksEnglishPantheon Books2002.353 p. ; 24 cm.
overdrive:633126cb-04dc-44a8-a2a1-df5cd8e060f2eBookeBookEnglishKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group2002
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_addison
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10923986.i10992182On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 20, 21
overdrive:633126cb-04dc-44a8-a2a1-df5cd8e060f2-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetDomestic fiction
Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Gay men -- Fiction
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Scotland -- Fiction
Scots -- United States -- Fiction
title_displayThree Junes
title_fullThree Junes
Three Junes / Julia Glass
title_shortThree Junes
topic_facetDomestic fiction
Fathers and sons
Fiction
Gay men
Literature
Psychological fiction
Scots