Ohio Angels

  • Author Harriet Scott Chessman
  • Narrator Norma Lana
  • Publisher Blackstone Publishing
  • Run Time 3 hours and 42 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Fiction: general and literary.

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What to expect

In Harriet Scott Chessman’s arresting first novel, Hallie Greaves comes home to Ohio one hot week in July. She hopes to help her mother, who confines her life wholly to her bedroom. To enter her mother’s room, however, is to face her own disappointments and yearnings. At an impasse in her painting and her marriage, Hallie confronts questions of love, memory, and sorrow. Ohio Angels is a moving portrait of the intricacies of marriage and friendship, and of the surprising possibilities for compassion and renewal.

Critics Review

  • “Lyrical…Chessman is adept at setting a mood.”

    Publishers Weekly
  • “Norma Lang narrates in an even and introspective tone. Her quiet and steady examination of the corners of Hallie’s past and present is appropriately low-key and well tempered.”

  • “Chessman captures the inner workings of the mind and the processes by which decisions are made. Her prose, well read by Norma Lana, is thoughtful, and her characters are beautifully constructed.”

    Library Journal
  • “A poetic and moving first novel.”

  • “A quietly lyrical debut about a young woman coming to terms with family and mortality…A compelling and sensitive portrayal…Chessman’s style is fluid and unobtrusive, and manages to be meditative without being abstract.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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