Home is the Sailor
The Best of Intentions
by Nancy Phelan
Hyland House Publishing., 1987, [First Edition], ISBN 0947062157, hardcover, dustjacket
Near Fine Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, age toned pages, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing to edges and corners (see photographs)
“Set in a Mountain village and written with affectionate warmth and humour, these two novellas illustrate the vulnerability of the elderly and the difficulties facing those who feel responsible for them.
the eccentric old Commander in ‘Home is the Sailor’ is happily independent in his own home, inventing bizarre ways of coping with domestic problems, until his daughters’ misguided intervention results in calamity.
In ‘the Best of Intentions’ the loneliness of Mary Crow’s past life is intensified by a fading memory and anxiety about the future. When her gradual decline is accelerated by misfortune, medical ethics become the unwitting agent of prolonging her ordeal.”