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Opal on Dry Ground Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 1995. by. Sandra Scofield (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers hand-picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months - at 40% off List Price. From the Inside Flap. COMPLEX, AND COMPELLING (Ms. Scofield explores the twists and turns all the daughters must survive as they struggle toward independence.
by Sandra Jean Scofield. Publication date 1994. Topics Mothers and daughters - Fiction. Middle-aged women - Fiction. Publisher Villard Books. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on May 9, 2012.
Scofield's fifth novel, arguably her best since the award- winning Beyond Deserving (1991), has all the humor and plaintive charm of a good country-western song. In fact, with its cast of oft-divorced characters looking for love within the framework of a big, messy, mix-and-match family in Lubbock, the lyrics would come naturally, Texas twang and all. Opal Duffy, the clan's matriarch, is 58 years old and suffers from various ailments, including brittle bones and a swollen heart. The one person for whom Opal can't seem to spare much energy or attention is Russell, her affable, younger third husband. Russell owns the house where Opal's brood has come to roost, but he lies low amid the comings and goings of Joy, Clancy, their boyfriends, ex-husbands, and Joy's sulky teenage daughter, Heather.
And Opal is still mourning the sudden death of her aged mother, killed in a flood. Opal has always bailed out the women in her family when despair rains down. A novel whose plot, like a vast open sky, is enlivened with a fireworks display of colorful, twisting, brilliantly rendered emotions
Scofield taught in public schools and colleges, but stopped working in 1983 to write full-time. Her first novel was Gringa, based on her observations and experiences in 1960s Mexico. She occasionally teaches writing in summer workshops, visits MFA programs, has mentored individual writers, and has written a book for writers, The Scene Book, published by Penguin in 2007. Sag Harbor, NY: Permanent Press, 1993. New York: Villard Books, 1994. A Chance to See Egypt.
he honeymooned OPAL ON DRY GROUND: a newly married woman takes in her divorced daughters and tries to fix their lives PlAIN SEEING: a motherless daughter fails as a wife and goes looking for her mother's story OCCASIONS OF SIN: daughter-mother memoir of adolescence and the body MYSTERIES OF LOVE AND GRIEF: reflections on and interrogation of a grandmother's life. THE SCENE BOOK: A PRIMER FOR THE FICTION WRITER: the basics, the good stuff you need; you'll never give up your copy. Most recent: the last draft: a novelist's guide to revision. Sandra Scofield is a native Texan who has spent the last forty years in Oregon and Montana. She taught in public schools (grades 2-10) and at the university level; since 2006 she has been on the faculty of the Solstice MFA low residency program at Pine Manor College.
Read Sandra Scofield's latest novel, "Opal on Dry Ground," for its own merits-for a hardscrabble beauty, which, like the beauty of west Texas where the story is set, isn't always obvious and takes some patience to appreciate. Then, to better understand what Scofield has done, try this: Once you finish reading, imagine what Joyce Carol Oates would have done with the same material.