The Resource The second half : a novel, Lauraine Snelling

The second half : a novel, Lauraine Snelling

Label
The second half : a novel
Title
The second half
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lauraine Snelling
Title variation
2nd half
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mona and Ken Sorenson are approaching the best years of their lives. Mona's greatest concern is that Ken will learn of the surprise party she's planning for his retirement from his job as Dean of Students at Stone University. They've already been making plans to travel, spend limitless hours in the garden, and Ken is looking forward to working on his woodworking and fishing with his grandchildren. It's what they deserve after years of careful planning. But things begin to unravel when Ken learns that office politics are about to destroy his department. Can he really just leave, abandoning the work he spent a lifetime achieving? Mona is eager to build her event planning business with Ken's help, but rather than supporting her, he expresses concern that the stress of the work will send her back into the depression she struggles with. Then, just days before Ken's last official day of work, their son, a Special Forces officer in the Army, learns he's being immediately deployed on a six-month mission in Pakistan. Since his wife left him, the only people he trusts to care for his two young children are his parents. In an instant, everything Ken and Mona spent their lives planning changes, and they will need to find strength, both physical and mental, to become parents once more. This is not the second half they wanted, and when their son fails to contact them as planned, they struggle to trust that it is God's plan, not theirs, that matters most
Summary
A blissful retirement for a university dean and his wife is upended by school politics, a new business venture and an urgent need to provide guardianship for their young grandchildren, whose father is being deployed to Pakistan. By the award-winning author of Someday Home
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10516486
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Snelling, Lauraine
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Grandparents
  • Life change events
Target audience
adult
Label
The second half : a novel, Lauraine Snelling
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes Reading Group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781455586172
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The second half : a novel, Lauraine Snelling
Publication
Note
Includes Reading Group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781455586172
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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