The monk downstairs by Tim Farrington

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Published by HarperSanFrancisco in [San Francisco] .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Ex-monks,
  • Divorced women,
  • Landlord and tenant,
  • Single mothers,
  • Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementTim Farrington
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3556.A775 M66 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination284 p. ;
Number of Pages284
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24929677M
ISBN 100062517864
ISBN 109780062517869
OCLC/WorldCa52842504

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The monk downstairs. [Tim Farrington] -- Rebecca Martin is a single mother who begins a relationship with Michael Christopher, a monk who has just abandoned monastery life after 20 years. An aimless sequel to The Monk Downstairs () begins with the marriage of Mike, the former monk, to Rebecca, his artsy landlady.

It seems things may not bode well for the couple when Mike is late for the wedding—he was off in the woods praying while the full church was waiting—but Rebecca doesn’t seem to mind; she’s just glad he hasn’t backed out of the : Tim Farrington.

Book reviews. The Monk Downstairs Tim Farrington Review by Mary Harrod. July Spunky Rebecca Martin is a single mother putting her life together after a messy divorce from her irresponsible surfer husband. With the feeling that there are no good surprises left in life, Rebecca concentrates on caring for her precocious six-year-old daughter.

Monk is a mess in yet another book based on the TV series Monk. It is a narration as usual by Monk’s assistant Natalie Teeger.

The storyline starts in the home of Natalie when she finds a dead body in her bathtub, after she returns from her duty as police officer in New Jersey. In Tim Farrington's tender, witty new novel, ''The Monk Downstairs,'' Michael Christopher, formerly Brother Jerome of Our Lady of Bethany Monastery in Mendocino, Calif., has left his order after.

Get this from a library. The monk downstairs. [Tim Farrington] -- After twenty years in a contemplative monastery, Michael Christopher moves into a San Francisco apartment, where he confronts a major spiritual crisis and finds himself drawn to his landlady, Rebecca.

While not living up to his previous book, "The Monk Downstairs", Farrington continues the delightful story of Mike Christopher. This former monk still has moments when he struggles with his decision to leave monastic life, but he has made a new commitment.

He becomes part of a ready-made family when he marries his former landlady, Robin Martin.3/5(1). The latest New Age soap opera from Farrington (Blues for Hannah,etc.) follows the perils and joys of a cloistered monk who moves to San l Christopher, the erstwhile Brother Jerome, has a lot of adjusting to do.

For more than 20 years he was a monk of Our Lady of Bethany monastery in Mendocino County, California, working in the abbey’s vineyards and Author: Tim Farrington. TIM FARRINGTON is the author of Lizzie’s War, The Monk Downstairs - a New York Times Notable Book of - and The Monk Upstairs, as well as the critically acclaimed novels The California Book of the Dead and Blues for Hannah.

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I devoured this book. Finn. Barclay is a master of manipulation Predictable becomes unpredictable in this compelling book that echoes the best of Harlan Coben. Associated Press StaffBrand: HarperCollins Publishers. The Monk Downstairs definitely has a lot of humor in its prose as well. It subverts your expectations and uses words together that just sounds funny.

(One example being Rebecca referring to Mike as a “sad man” going through a midlife crisis.) Overall, The Monk Downstairs is a satisfying book that’s a nice read. Tim Farrington is the author of Lizzie's War, The Monk Downstairs,—a New York Times Notable Book—and The Monk Upstairs, as well as the critically acclaimed novels The California Book of the Dead and Blues for Hannah.

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I had the ro /5. Biography. Monk was born into a well-heeled and well-established family of North training at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, he earned his living playing piano in New York City and France, then became manager () of the New York nightclub Le Ruban Bleu, owned by his associate HerbertMonk left that establishment for San Francisco's the.

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Gentle humor leavens the weightier themes of trust, religion and second chances in this satisfying sequel to The Monk Downstairs (). Tough-as-nails. The Monk: A Romance is a Gothic novel by Matthew Gregory Lewis, published in A quickly written book from early in Lewis's career (in one letter he claimed to have written it in ten weeks, but other correspondence suggests that he had at least started it, or something similar, a couple of years earlier), it was published before he turned twenty.

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Farrington shifts easily from a woman’s voice. Monk Goes to Germany () Several of the “assistants” that Natalie meets with in this book were originally introduced in Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu. Monk’s adversary Dale the Whale makes an appearance in this novel.

Monk is Miserable () This book is a direct sequel to Germany and picks up right where the previous book left off. Tim Farrington is the author of Lizzie's War, The Monk Downstairs,—a New York Times Notable Book—and The Monk Upstairs, as well as the critically acclaimed novels The California Book of the Dead and Blues for Hannah.

More about Tim Farrington. The Monk Upstairs. Embed. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. I did not enjoy this book as much as the first one. If you read my review of the first book in this series (link to that here), you’ll remember how I said there was just enough angst in The Monk Downstairs without it becoming obnoxious.

That is not the case for The Monk was too much angst.A stunning new novel from the author of the beloved The Monk Downstairs —hailed by critics and readers alike as captivating and enthralling (—Books & Culture) and tender [and] witty (—The New York Times Book Review). Elizabeth O'Re.

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