The Peacock Feast

The Peacock Feast The Peacock Feast opens on a June day in when Louis C Tiffany the eccentric glass genius dynamites the breakwater at Laurelton Hall his fantastical Oyster Bay mansion with columns cappe
  • Title: The Peacock Feast
  • Author: Lisa Gornick
  • ISBN: 0374230544
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Peacock Feast
    The Peacock Feast opens on a June day in 1916 when Louis C Tiffany, the eccentric glass genius, dynamites the breakwater at Laurelton Hall his fantastical Oyster Bay mansion, with columns capped by brilliant ceramic blossoms and a smokestack hidden in a blue banded minaret so as to foil the town from reclaiming the beach for public use The explosion shakes both the apple The Peacock Feast opens on a June day in 1916 when Louis C Tiffany, the eccentric glass genius, dynamites the breakwater at Laurelton Hall his fantastical Oyster Bay mansion, with columns capped by brilliant ceramic blossoms and a smokestack hidden in a blue banded minaret so as to foil the town from reclaiming the beach for public use The explosion shakes both the apple crate where Prudence, the daughter of Tiffany s prized gardener, is sleeping and the rocks where Randall, her seven year old brother, is playing.Nearly a century later, Prudence receives an unexpected visit at her New York apartment from Grace, a hospice nurse and the granddaughter of Randall, who Prudence never saw again after he left at age fourteen for California The mementos Grace carries from her grandfather s house stir Prudence s long repressed memories and bring her to a new understanding of the choices she made in work and love, and what she faces now in her final days.Spanning the twentieth century and three continents, The Peacock Feast ricochets from Manhattan to San Francisco, from the decadent mansions of the Tiffany family to the death row of a Texas prison, and from the London consultation room of Anna Freud to a Mendocino commune With psychological acuity and aching eloquence, Lisa Gornick has written a sweeping family drama, an exploration of the meaning of art and the art of dying, and an illumina
    The Peacock Feast By Lisa Gornick,

    The Peacock Feast by Lisa Gornick The Peacock Feast by Lisa Gornick is a wonderfully rich historical fiction multi generational family saga Told in third person narrative, the story focuses on Prudence O Conner Theet, born in , to Irish immigrant parents who were servants to Louis Comfort Tiffany, the famous glassmaker. The Peacock Feast A Novel Spanning the twentieth century and three continents, The Peacock Feast ricochets from Manhattan to San Francisco, from the decadent mansions of the Tiffany family to the death row of a Texas prison, and from the London consultation room of Anna Freud to a Mendocino commune With psychological acuity and aching eloquence, Lisa Gornick has written a sweeping family drama, an The Peacock Feast A Novel by Lisa Gornick, Paperback Mar , The Peacock Feast opens on a June day in when Louis C Tiffany, the eccentric glass genius, dynamites the breakwater at Laurelton Hall his fantastical Oyster Bay mansion, with columns capped by brilliant ceramic blossoms and a smokestack hidden in a blue banded minaret so as to foil the town from reclaiming the beach for public use. The Peacock Feast Lisa Gornick Macmillan The Peacock Feast opens on a June day in when Louis C Tiffany, the eccentric glass genius, dynamites the breakwater at Laurelton Hall his fantastical Oyster Bay mansion, with columns capped by brilliant ceramic blossoms and a smokestack hidden in a blue banded minaret so as to foil the town from reclaiming the beach for public use. The Peacock Feast A Novel Kindle edition by Gornick Feb , Lisa Gornick s novel THE PEACOCK FEAST is a story so mesmerizing from a historical fiction perspective and deeply magnetic on a familial level Generations of different families suffer greatly, relationships endure while others are unable to sustain, feelings are withheld. The Peacock Feast Lisa Gornick The Peacock Feast opens on a June day in when Louis C Tiffany, the eccentric glass genius, dynamites the breakwater at Laurelton Hall his fantastical Oyster Bay mansion with columns capped by brilliant ceramic blossoms, and a smokestack hidden in a blue banded minaret so as to foil the town from reclaiming the beach for public use. THE PEACOCK FEAST Kirkus Reviews Feb , THE PEACOCK FEAST by Lisa Gornick RELEASE DATE Feb , Two women, bonded by blood but importantly by their experiences of crushing loss and retreat from life, find each other before it s too late.

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  • Lisa Gornick

    Lisa Gornick has been hailed by NPR as one of the most perceptive, compassionate writers of fiction in America immensely talented and brave She is the author of 4 novels TINDERBOX, LOUISA MEETS BEAR, and THE PEACOCK FEAST all published by Sarah Crichton Books Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and Picador and A PRIVATE SORCERY, published by Algonquin Her stories and essays have appeared widely, inc Lisa Gornick has been hailed by NPR as one of the most perceptive, compassionate writers of fiction in America immensely talented and brave She is the author of 4 novels TINDERBOX, LOUISA MEETS BEAR, and THE PEACOCK FEAST all published by Sarah Crichton Books Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and Picador and A PRIVATE SORCERY, published by Algonquin Her stories and essays have appeared widely, including in The New York Times, Prairie Schooner, Real Simple, Salon, Slate, and The Sun. She holds a B.A from Princeton and a Ph.D in clinical psychology from Yale, and is on the faculty of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research A longtime New Yorker, she lives in Manhattan with her family

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  • Family sagas can encompass so many feelings, so much emotional turmoil, and so much questioning whether you have made over the course of a lifetime, the right decisions In The Peacock Feast we learn of the webs of the Tiffany Family and the stories of one group of people who worked for them Tiffany was garish, wealthy, and use to having things exactly how he wanted them He had a definite affinity for peacocks and had many strolling his grounds He even went so far as having a peacock feast on Fam [...]


  • Lisa Gornick s The Peacock Feast is a multi generational historical fiction novel with a deep and universal theme that can speak across the generations Gornick s characters take the burden of the past into their futures, cutting them off from a full life Suppressed memories are as constricting as those which consume us neither allow us to risk a full life.The Peacock Feast was Louis Tiffany s performance art dinner for a select group of top tier society men, every minutia controlled by him Lisa [...]


  • An explosive moment that shatters generations, a buried trauma, the unspoken weight of history In this original and incandescently rich novel, two women, strangers to each other, hold pieces of a puzzle they can only construct together Masterfully weaving fact and fiction to paint the evolution of a family over the sweep of a century, Lisa Gornick plumbs the connections that transform lives in a book that is deeply engrossing and elegantly nuanced.


  • Through the entirety of the 20th century to today, this remarkable story follows Prudence, the daughter of Louis C Tiffany s prized gardener, her estranged brother Randall and his granddaughter, Grace whom Prudence only recently met With fine detail, Lisa Gornick s novel embodies the true essence of the family portrait through captivating prose, rich in description and testimony This is a truly sweeping family saga.


  • The pace of this novel is slow, almost meticulous We are moving at Patience s pace She is a very old woman, and moves very slowly, weighted down by age and by her memories She looks out of her NYC window and sees not just the New Jersey skyline, but the skyline as it has changed over the last 70 years Patience, who has never had children of her own, is visited, almost as a miracle, by her great niece, Grace, the daughter of her brother s son These two women with names of virtue, explore the The [...]


  • I received this from netgalley in exchange for a review The Peacock Feast opens on a June day in 1916 Nearly a century later, Prudence receives an unexpected visit at her New York apartment from Grace, her unknown great niece.I couldn t get a grasp on this, it was all over the place and I never felt truly engaged in the story.2


  • The Peacock Feast is a very enjoyable voyage through the last hundred years in the company of Prudence It is quite sad in places Prudence doesn t take all the chances at happiness she has, but maybe that is why she lives so long It reminded me a bit of Amy Human Heart There is a terrific description of the talented but cruel Mr Tiffany and his beautiful estate Tiffany is key to a mystery that is only solved towards the end of the book Four stars.


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