The funeral makers

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

"A crazy, rollicking whoop of a book, written with a poet's sensibility and deeply wacky down-home wisdom."-Lee Smith, author of The Last Girls

A century after the impulsive McKinnon brothers set out to tame the Canadian wilderness and instead landed in Mattagash, Maine, their madcap legacy reigns supreme. It's 1959, and Pearl and Sicily McKinnon have gathered to plan a funeral for Marge, their older sister dying from the rare disease beriberi, thanks to her eccentric diet.

Pearl, who skipped town with big-city dreams only to marry a funeral director, soon clashes with the long-suffering Sicily, who herself is coping with an unfaithful husband. To make matters worse, Sicily's teenage daughter is lusting after the town's blackest sheep, a ne'er-do-well twice her age.

Brimming with darkly quirky humor and irresistible spunk, The Funeral Makersexplores the inescapable ironies of American life and family dynamics and captures the spirit of a world that is as once familiar and quickly fading from view.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780684826141
9780025954809
9780020236108
9781402294822
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 74689076-a6c8-4899-2ba3-a354e0702ad1
Grouping Title funeral makers
Grouping Author pelletier cathie
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-22 23:50:37PM
Last Indexed 2018-09-23 00:47:54AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Pelletier, Cathie.
author_display Pelletier, Cathie
collection_catalog Nac
detailed_location_catalog Special Collections - NAC
display_description

"A crazy, rollicking whoop of a book, written with a poet's sensibility and deeply wacky down-home wisdom."-Lee Smith, author of The Last Girls

A century after the impulsive McKinnon brothers set out to tame the Canadian wilderness and instead landed in Mattagash, Maine, their madcap legacy reigns supreme. It's 1959, and Pearl and Sicily McKinnon have gathered to plan a funeral for Marge, their older sister dying from the rare disease beriberi, thanks to her eccentric diet.

Pearl, who skipped town with big-city dreams only to marry a funeral director, soon clashes with the long-suffering Sicily, who herself is coping with an unfaithful husband. To make matters worse, Sicily's teenage daughter is lusting after the town's blackest sheep, a ne'er-do-well twice her age.

Brimming with darkly quirky humor and irresistible spunk, The Funeral Makers explores the inescapable ironies of American life and family dynamics and captures the spirit of a world that is as once familiar and quickly fading from view.

format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id 74689076-a6c8-4899-2ba3-a354e0702ad1
isbn 9780020236108, 9780025954809, 9780684826141, 9781402294822
item_details ils:CARL0000047015|35192011683418|Special Collections - NAC|Special Coll. Fiction Pelleti|||1|false|false|||||Library Use Only||SC||, overdrive:05efed5a-3188-46da-90b6-39f0791b421c|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-09-23T05:47:54.73Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Special Coll. Fiction Pelleti
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Special Collections
primary_isbn 9780684826141
publishDate 1986, 2014
record_details ils:CARL0000047015|Book|Books||English|Macmillan,|c1986.|247 p. ; 25 cm., overdrive:05efed5a-3188-46da-90b6-39f0791b421c|eBook|eBook||English|Sourcebooks|2014|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:05efed5a-3188-46da-90b6-39f0791b421c -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000047015 35192011683418 Library Use Only Library Use Only false false false false false true
subject_facet City and town life -- Maine -- Fiction
title_display The funeral makers
title_full The Funeral Makers, The funeral makers / Cathie Pelletier
title_short The funeral makers
title_sub
topic_facet City and town life, Fiction, Literature