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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library CLO (Text) 33500013592449 New Checked out 06/13/2022
McIntosh Public Library CLO (Text) 33500013592456 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780525658870
  • ISBN: 0525658874
  • ISBN: 9780593081389
  • ISBN: 0593081382
  • Physical Description: 309 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

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"An irresistible comedy of manners about three generations of a Chicago restaurant family and the private jokes, ancient grudges, broken hearts, and deep, abiding love that feeds them all. Here are the three things the Sullivan family knows to be true: the Chicago Cubs will always be the underdogs; historical progress is inevitable; and their grandfather, Bud, founder of JP Sullivan's, will always make the best burgers in Oak Park. But when, over the course of three strange months, the Cubs win the World Series, Trump is elected president, and Bud drops dead, suddenly everyone in the family finds themselves doubting all they hold dear. Take Gretchen for example, lead singer for a '90s cover band who has been flirting with fame for a decade but is beginning to wonder if she's too old to be chasing a childish dream. Or Jane, Gretchen's older sister, who is starting to suspect that her fitness-obsessed husband who hides the screen of his phone isn't always "working late." And then there's Teddy, their steadfast, unfailingly good cousin, nursing heartbreak and confusion because the guy who dumped him keeps showing up for lunch at JP Sullivan's where Teddy is the manager. How can any of them be expected to make the right decisions when the world feels sideways--and the bartender at JP Sullivan's makes such strong cocktails? Outrageously funny and wickedly astute, Marrying the Ketchups is a delicious confection by one of our most beloved authors."-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 March #1
    *Starred Review* Within two weeks, Donald Trump was elected president, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, and Bud Sullivan died. The Sullivan family felt like the world itself had tipped on its axis, but JP Sullivan's, the family restaurant, served as their emotional and physical anchor. The restaurant was Bud's legacy, and the next generation of Sullivans had learned everything they knew about restaurant life from him. Four Sullivan cousins, Teddy, Jane, Gretchen, and Riley, find themselves increasingly unsure about their individual futures but confident that walking into JP Sullivan's will always feel like home. Close (The Hopefuls, 2016) drops readers smack into Oak Park, a leafy Chicago suburb, and lets them hear the hiss of fryers hitting hot oil and catch an ice-cold Old Style sliding across the bar. The Sullivans are a close-knit Catholic family full of guilt and love and long-standing grudges, but Close lets each character's unique personality shine. Fans of Tracey Lange's We Are the Brennans (2021) and Taylor Jenkins Reid's Malibu Rising (2021) will fall in love with these maddening, loving, stubborn relatives. Setting nostalgia against progress, tradition against rebirth, Close outlines the cousins' grief and personal growth as they work with, and against, one another. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JENNIFER CLOSE is the best-selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Smart One, and The Hopefuls. Born and raised on the North Shore of Chicago, she is a graduate of Boston College and received her MFA in Fiction Writing from the New School. She now lives in Washington, DC, and teaches creative writing at Catapult.

Subject: Restaurants > Fiction.
Family-owned business enterprises > Fiction.
Bereavement > Fiction.
Generations > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Family-owned business enterprises.
Illinois > Chicago.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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