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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Moorhead Public Library POE (Text) 33500013299151 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library POE (Text) 33500013299169 New On holds shelf -
Greenbush Public Library POE (Text) 35500006294498 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781501176418
  • ISBN: 1501176412
  • ISBN: 9781501176425
  • ISBN: 1501176420
  • Physical Description: 405 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"A novel about modern family life with all of its discord and harmony"-- Provided by publisher.
"Bridget and Will have the kind of relationship that people envy: they're loving, compatible, and completely devoted to each other. The fact that they're strictly friends seems to get lost on nearly everyone; after all, they're as good as married in (almost) every way. For three decades, they've nurtured their baby, the Forsyth Trio--a chamber group they created as college students--but now their beloved trio is missing its violinist and floundering. Bridget has been dreaming of spending the summer at her rustic Connecticut country home with her boyfriend, sterling. But her plans are suddenly upended when he breaks up with her over email, and then her twin twenty-something children arrive unannounced, filling her empty nest with their big dogs, dirty laundry, and respective crises."--Dust jacket flap.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 July #1
    Cellist Bridget and pianist Will are about to bring a new violinist into the Forsyth Trio, but first they need to survive the summer. Bridget decamps to Connecticut to spend some time with her novelist boyfriend, but he breaks up with her via email, leaving her alone in a house that is literally falling apart around her. Soon, unexpected company arrives: her daughter, Isabelle, who has quit her lucrative job, and her son, Oscar, who suspects that his husband is cheating. Next comes the news that her 90-year-old father, a legendary orchestral conductor, is planning to remarry. Then Will shows up for his usual visit, where he falls in love with a woman who is as committed to country life as he is to city life. These ingredients lead to a charming comedy of errors full of unexpected revelations and unusual events. Poeppel's (Limelight, 2018) lighthearted family story casts a thoughtful eye on the intricacies of relationships while exploring the intersection of art and life. Readers of upmarket ensemble fiction with a dash of humor, à la Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney or Emma Straub, will enjoy Poeppel's latest. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Amy Poeppel is the author of the novels Small Admissions and Limelight. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Rumpus, Literary Hub, Working Mother, and The Belladonna. She and her husband have three sons and split their time between New York City, Germany, and the wilds of Connecticut.

Subject: Friendship > Fiction.
Musicians > Fiction.
Chamber music groups > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
FICTION / Women.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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