By Anne Tyler
Mrs. Pamela Evans lives a lonely new widowhood open air of Baltimore, with just a apartment choked with ticking clocks for corporation. Then she hires eccentric Elizabeth Abbott as a handyman and either detect that elements don't need to be an ideal fit to paintings.
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