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Harper Collins, 1990 - 288 pages
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Mary Horton is content with her comfortable, solitary existence . . . until she meets Tim. A beautiful young man with the mind of a child -- a gentle outcast in a cruel, unbending world -- he illuminates the darkness of Mary's days with his boyish innocence. And he will shatter the lonely, middle-aged spinster's respectable, ordered life with a forbidden promise of a very special love.

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User Review  - jbarr5 - LibraryThing

Tim, a novel by Colleen McCullough Story of an older couple that have a mentally retarded son and the daughter they have a year later is perfectly normal. They are able to keep the boy at home ... Read full review

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User Review  - gogglemiss - LibraryThing

Much better than the movie and so well written. Though it is very easy to picture a young Mel Gibson in the role of Tim, this story had so much more to it. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Colleen McCullough is the author of The Thorn Birds, Tim, An Indecent Obsession, A Creed for the Third Millennium, The Ladies of Missalonghi, The First Man in Rome, The Grass Crown, Fortune's Favorites, Caesar's Women, Caesar, and other novels. She lives with her husband on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific.

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