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  • Paperback
  • 332 pages
  • Light, Coming Back
  • Ann Wadsworth
  • English
  • 26 June 2017
  • 1555837670

Light, Coming Back[Epub] ❥ Light, Coming Back By Ann Wadsworth – Essayreview.co.uk This is lyrical writing at its finest breathtaking and beautiful, showing us the fullness of a life captured Foreword MagazineFor decades, Mercedes Medina has carefully navigated life s turbulent curr This is lyrical writing at its finest breathtaking and beautiful, showing us the fullness of a life captured Foreword MagazineFor decades, Mercedes Medina has carefully navigated life s turbulent currents, and although her irascibly good hud husband ofyears is dying, she fully expects her elegantly ordered existence to carry on But when a Light, Coming MOBI :Á passionate affair hits her head on and desire collides with responsibility she is forced to redefine her life in ways authentically her own She knows peace will never find her here But she might not miss it.


About the Author: Ann Wadsworth

Ann Wadsworth lives in Boston, where she is the editor of publications for the Boston Athenaeum Light, Coming Back is her first novel.


10 thoughts on “Light, Coming Back

  1. says:

    Can t praise this book enough So beautifully written that I had to stop at times just to catch my breath An improbable plot involving an older she is 59 woman s self discovery as a lesbian with a much younger woman is tenderly rendered The characters had depth and the main character, Mrs Mercedes Medina appealed to me the most so much so I found myself falling for her a testimony to the author s skill After being happily marriedor less to her much older husband Patrick he s 85 an Can t praise this book enough So beautifully written that I had to stop at times just to catch my breath An improbable plot involving an older she is 59 woman s self discovery as a lesbian with a much younger woman is tenderly rendered The characters had depth and the main character, Mrs Mercedes Medina appealed to me the most so much so I found myself falling for her a testimony to the author s skill After being happily marriedor less to her much older husband Patrick he s 85 and getting ill for 25 years, a retired classical musician, she meets a 30 year old woman named Lennie She is in her own mind inexplicably attracted to this Lennie and without a lot of introspection pursues what she tells herself is a casual friendship Her feelings for Lennie develops quickly and Lennie appears to be equally smitten but is she really I have but one observation and I won t call it a criticism but the author Ann Wadsworth, refers to her as Mrs Medina throughout the book and after a time I found this annoying and an unnecessary contrivance I am reading this novel a second time to be sure I didn t miss anything and it is a uniquely satisfying read, an above average way above average lesbian romance novel in a class by itself

  2. says:

    From the cover Elegant, cultured Mercedes Medina is nearing 60 and preparing for the imminent death of her husband, Patrick An acclaimed cellist twenty five years her senior, Patrick approaches the end of his life with gusto, but for Mrs Medina, the journey is not so simple Finding herself drawn to an impetuous woman nearly half her age, she struggles for balance as passion collides with responsibility, desire with loyalty, lust with love, and the present with the future When Patrick dies an From the cover Elegant, cultured Mercedes Medina is nearing 60 and preparing for the imminent death of her husband, Patrick An acclaimed cellist twenty five years her senior, Patrick approaches the end of his life with gusto, but for Mrs Medina, the journey is not so simple Finding herself drawn to an impetuous woman nearly half her age, she struggles for balance as passion collides with responsibility, desire with loyalty, lust with love, and the present with the future When Patrick dies and the woman, Lennie, disappears, Mrs Medina is left alone, facing a future that will not allow her to continue living in the way she has. In the hospital, at the beginning, I used to sit and watch out the window Sometimes I did this for entire days, or great parts of them. Thus starts the best segment of this novel In hospital where we are told in first person narrative about Mercedes Medina s depression, the result of both her husband s death and her lover s disappearance Light, coming back has a non linear narrative, and in the second and larger segment In love the past is unraveled, whereas in the last section In transit the story at the end of the first section goes forward I became quite interested in the book while reading the first section, since the prose is quite good and the author managed to pique my interest in Mercedes Medina s past story However, the last two parts of the book don t measure up to the first, and halfway through the book I became uninterested and had to force myself to read it in order to finish it The third person narrative in the last two parts may have helped to create a certain distance and helped me become completely unmoved by what was happening with the characters But mostly I would say that the problem lies in the characters themselves and the lack of moving forward in terms of the plot Mercedes Medina muses on page 5 of the book about the word dull which she thinks may apply to her Actually, that is true I don t think that it is an accident that she is referred throughout the novel as Mrs Medina, as if she has no identity of her own and exists only through her husband Patrick However, Patrick, besides the redeeming quality of being a star classical musician, is portrayed mostly as a self centered homophobic bigot He is slowly entering into dementia and dying, and a lot of the scenes in the second half of the book revolve around the Medina couple constantly bickering with each other Then there is Lennie, who is another non defined shallow character, and no wonder Mrs Medina and Lennie have difficulty talking to each other, keeping their relationship mostly sexual In the last part Diana, probably the most interesting character in the book because she doesn t let herself just drift and has some ideas about what to do with her life, is introduced However, at the same time, the plot enters the realm of complete improbability Ann Wadsworth has clearly some talent, but this book hasn t delivered what it promised at the beginning

  3. says:

    For once, I was glad that the font was too small for me It meant that I had to savor my moments with the story This was like the fine wine, dark chocolate, aged cheese kind of book I cherished every moment with it It wasn t the kind of book that left you tense or anxious in any way In fact, I felt very little tension in the book That goes against what I have been taught about writing.The main character, Mrs Mercedes Medina, is in her sixties Her husband is 20 years her senior I love the For once, I was glad that the font was too small for me It meant that I had to savor my moments with the story This was like the fine wine, dark chocolate, aged cheese kind of book I cherished every moment with it It wasn t the kind of book that left you tense or anxious in any way In fact, I felt very little tension in the book That goes against what I have been taught about writing.The main character, Mrs Mercedes Medina, is in her sixties Her husband is 20 years her senior I love the depth of relationship they have The author, Ann Wadsworth, did a wonderful job creating the couple and each individual They were wonderfully human characters with faults and follies of their own and a comfortable chemistry between them But as life is changing and Patrick, the husband, starts failing in health, Mercedes, is trying to figure out her own life.Since I am in my sixties, I found her life to be interesting It is far from my own life I felt like I moved in with this couple and lived a different life for a while Isn t that the best part about books You can step into someone else s life, their cities, their adventures, their music Mrs Medina s life is rich while she is searching.I have been thinking about what I would write about this book since I started it There are no words I can come up with to do it justice I wish everyone could read it I don t want to let it go That s how much I loved it I regisgtered it with BookCrossing BCID 718 13027955 Please read it if you get the chance

  4. says:

    In one word intoxicating Will reverberate indefinitely through my mind.

  5. says:

    Super great read This book took me through an extensive range of emotions and I LOVE it for that

  6. says:

    I ve been blowing through a book a day because it s summer and I m temporarily free of the wrath of the United States education system But this one this one requires some savoring Everything about it is exquisite The vocabulary, the pacing, the landscapes, the visuals, the tone, the characters everything is done with smooth, melancholy grace It focuses on the details while still creating a meaningful whole Mercedes Mendina s evolution and depth of discovery of her sexuality and sense o I ve been blowing through a book a day because it s summer and I m temporarily free of the wrath of the United States education system But this one this one requires some savoring Everything about it is exquisite The vocabulary, the pacing, the landscapes, the visuals, the tone, the characters everything is done with smooth, melancholy grace It focuses on the details while still creating a meaningful whole Mercedes Mendina s evolution and depth of discovery of her sexuality and sense of identity is impeccably rendered and an experience to read This is one of few books I ve read that knows how to talk about LGBTQ identity in a smart, unique manner It knows how to show the magnitude of exploring or discovering a new facet of one s sexuality without making romance the sole focus of the story Mercedes questions about her sexuality feel natural and are both intelligently handled and integrated She s a wonderfully engaging character she knows who she is, but she also has questions about how to carry herself as she evolves She s strong, but anguished She s trapped, but has every opportunity in the world She s a formidable presence on the page Every choice the author makes leads the story in aauthentic direction, and the book as a whole is elegant and faintly sorrowful without being maudlin

  7. says:

    Maybe once or twice a year comes a read that sticks with you This is one of those A great read about a woman who is much younger than her elderly terminally ill husband and thinks she has a brilliant life until she makes the aquantance of a young woman at the florists How she struggles against falling in love again, and how tenderly they both come to love each other is wonderfully described, as you the reader, knowing that this is right , are turning the pages and willing them onwards to Maybe once or twice a year comes a read that sticks with you This is one of those A great read about a woman who is much younger than her elderly terminally ill husband and thinks she has a brilliant life until she makes the aquantance of a young woman at the florists How she struggles against falling in love again, and how tenderly they both come to love each other is wonderfully described, as you the reader, knowing that this is right , are turning the pages and willing them onwards to happiness

  8. says:

    Couldn t put this one down Not as salacious as my usual reads, but this was beautifully written I d love to writeabout this, but I can t stop thinking about how well done it is I know it won t be for everyone as a large part of the book is spent with the main character taking care of her aging husband, but the writing and plot sort of transcends my dislike for the way heterosexual relationships are usually poised in lesfic Might writelater, but you can get the gist.

  9. says:

    It hit a bit too close to home age husband relationship not the attraction to women bit so was an uncomfortable read and then use of Mrs Medina really started to irk me by the end Otherwise, not a bad read,

  10. says:

    Loved it I like books which differ from the crowd , and this one certainly does You are 59 years old, your 85 year old husband, a musical genius whom you have loved for a long long time, is dying, and you fall in love with a 29 year old woman What to do What is also different here is that the author is not offering Mrs Medina any easy solutions the pace is kind of slow and the reader is given time to think about her own life and her own solutions.It is beautifully written Would love to Loved it I like books which differ from the crowd , and this one certainly does You are 59 years old, your 85 year old husband, a musical genius whom you have loved for a long long time, is dying, and you fall in love with a 29 year old woman What to do What is also different here is that the author is not offering Mrs Medina any easy solutions the pace is kind of slow and the reader is given time to think about her own life and her own solutions.It is beautifully written Would love to read something else by Ann Wadsworth Has she written anything else

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