Out of warranty: [a novel]
If you've ever struggled with a health insurance claim, you'll love Haywood Smith's witty send-up of the health insurance industry, the drug companies, the medical profession, and falling apart ten years before Medicare. From the beloved author of The Red Hat Club and Wife-in-Law, Out of Warranty is a witty story of two lonely misfits who find exactly what they need in the most unlikely of situations, with a bonus of humor and heart.
"If you have anything weird wrong with you in this country, you'd better be Canadian."
So says widowed Cassie Jones when, after being written off by countless doctors, she finally finds one who diagnoses her with a rare genetic form of arthritis. The condition is manageable, but not curable, and a new diagnosis, so her health insurance refuses to pay for most of her expensive medications and treatment. So widowed Cassie, still grieving for the love of her life and facing destitution because of her medical bills, decides she has to remarry for better health coverage. Enter one-legged hermit and curmudgeon Jack Wilson, on the same appointment schedule at their specialist's, who's rude and obnoxious, but eventually tries to help by setting up e-dating for Cassie. After a hilarious round of fix-ups and e-dating, Cassie's left with no hope and no prospects.
That's when Jack offers a strictly business marriage that could solve both their problems, with a serious set of house rules, including separate bedrooms. How well it will work remains to be seen.
With her trademark humor and sass, Haywood brings these two characters to life in an unlikely grown-up relationship that transcends their medical problems and will leave readers smiling long after the last page is turned.
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|Grouping Title||out of warranty|
|Grouping Author||smith haywood|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-14 22:54:25PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-15 00:01:46AM|
|author||Smith, Haywood, 1949-|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|collection_catalog||Fiction, Large Print|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Goodlettsville - Adult Large Print, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||Wanting to remarry when her health-care costs eat up all of her money, widow Cassie Jones enlists the grudging help of reclusive fellow patient Jack and devises a pragmatic but unconventional solution when dating proves unsuccessful.|
|format_catalog||Book, Large Print|
|isbn||161173665, 9781250003522, 9781250044778, 9781611736656|
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|itype_catalog||Book, Large Print Book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||Fiction Smith, Fiction Smith Large Type|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000401955|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|St. Martin's Press,|2013.|374 p. ; 26 cm., ils:CARL0000407498|Large Print|Books|Large print ed.|English|Center Point Large Print,|2013.|400 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.|
|subject_facet||Health insurance -- United States -- Fiction, Large type books, Love stories, American, Satire, American|
|title_display||Out of warranty|
|title_full||Out of warranty / Haywood Smith, Out of warranty [text (large print)] : [a novel] / Haywood Smith|
|title_short||Out of warranty|
|topic_facet||Health insurance, Large type books, Love stories, American, Satire, American|