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The brilliant life of Eudora Honeysett / Annie Lyons.

Lyons, Annie, (author.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library LYO (Text) 33500013282652 New Checked out 10/14/2020
Moorhead Public Library LYO (Text) 33500013282660 New Checked out 10/10/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063026063
  • ISBN: 0063026066
  • Physical Description: 372 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Wanting to organize an assisted death on her own terms, world-weary octogenarian Eudora Honeysett forges an unexpected bond with exuberant ten-year-old Rose, who drags her to tea parties, shopping sprees, and other social excursions.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
    At 85, Eudora Honeysett has had a good life, not a great one, but one she's ready to give up on, thanks to all the heartbreak and betrayal she's endured from family, friends, and lovers. She's not depressed, she's just done and determined to face death on her own terms. As Eudora focuses on her decision to enroll at an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland, the Trewidney family moves in next door, and try as she might, Eudora finds it nearly impossible to ignore the spunk and sass of seven-year-old Rose, who, unaware of Eudora's plans, gamely insinuates herself into Eudora's daily routine. Although it seems that Eudora never makes it to Switzerland, British author Lyons builds a certain and compassionate case for why her protagonist wants to go through vibrant flashbacks that reveal the depth of Eudora's character and sources of despair. Teeming with curmudgeonly elders and precocious youngsters, Lyons' touching tale of intergenerational friendship is reminiscent of Frederik Backman's A Man Called Ove (2014). Despite the somber underlying subject, this is a thoroughly enchanting feel-good read. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Older women > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
FICTION / Friendship.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Family Life / Siblings.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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