The dearly departed
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Everyone in King George, New Hampshire, loved Margaret Batten, part-time amateur actress, full-time wallflower, and single mother to a now-distant daughter, Sunny. But accidents happen. The death of Margaret, side by side with her putative fiance, brings Sunny back to the scene of her unhappy adolescence, to the community that remembers her solely, nervously, as "the girl who golfed." Reentry is to be dreaded; there's no hiding in a town with one diner, one doctor, one stop sign, one motel. Yet allies surface: The country club opens its doors to its former Orphan Annie caddie. High school classmates, even the tormenters, have grown up nicely, matured in unforeseen and gratifying ways. Maybe, Sunny begins to think, she wasn't as beleaguered as she felt she was; maybe her mother's life was richer than anyone suspected; and maybe the man at the funeral-the one with her face, her flyaway hair, her golf swing-is the halfbrother she doesn't know she needs. Elinor Lipman writes with the wry authority of a latter-day Jane Austen. The Dearly Departed is another perfect blend of social comedy, pointed wit, and precise pacing from our last urbane romantic.
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|Grouping Title||dearly departed|
|Grouping Author||lipman elinor|
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With her trademark humor and warmth, the beloved author of The Ladies' Man and The Inn at Lake Devine explores going home again; about finding light in the dark corners of one's inhospitable past; about love, golf, and DNA.
Everyone in King George, New Hampshire, loved Margaret Batten, part-time amateur actress, full-time wallflower, and single mother to a now-distant daughter, Sunny. But accidents happen. The death of Margaret, side by side with her putative fiancé, brings Sunny back to the scene of the unhappy adolescence she thought she'd left behind. Reentry is to be dreaded; there's no hiding in a town with one diner, one doctor, one stop sign, one motel. Yet allies surface; even high school tormentors have grown up in unforeseen and gratifying ways. Just possibly, Sunny begins to think, she wasn't as beleaguered as she felt she was. And maybe her mother's life was richer than anyone suspected. Add to the mix a chief of police whose interest in Sunny exceeds his civic duty, and you have the makings of an irresistibly beguiling tale from an author who writes with all the wit and wry authority of a latter-day Jane Austen.
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|isbn||9780375724589, 9780679463122, 9780792752059, 9781400033256|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|publishDate||2001, 2002, 2007|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000163393|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Random House,|c2001.|269 p. ; 25 cm., overdrive:12b71fd0-6a36-4c6f-8ac3-76d8896f459d|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2002|, overdrive:91b24494-98fe-47fb-ab87-fbc29128bbba|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2007||
|subject_facet||Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction, Mothers -- Death -- Fiction, New Hampshire -- Fiction, Women golfers -- Fiction|
|title_display||The dearly departed : a novel|
|title_full||The Dearly Departed, The dearly departed : a novel / Elinor Lipman|
|title_short||The dearly departed :|
|topic_facet||Brothers and sisters, Death, Fiction, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Humor (Fiction), Literature, Mothers, Women golfers|