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Author Schine, Cathleen, author.

Title They may not mean to, but they do / Cathleen Schine.

Publication Info. New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.


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 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Fiction - CHVY-11  F SCH    AVAILABLE
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 Galena PL Adult Fiction - GALY-13  FIC SCH    AVAILABLE
 Geneseo PL Stacks - GPLG-7  F SC    DUE 11-14-20
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 Ida PL Adult Fiction - IPLY-11  FIC SCH    AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Description 290 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would prefer. She won't take their advice, and she won't take an antidepressant. Her marriage to their father, Aaron, has lasted through health and dementia, as well as some phenomenally lousy business decisions. The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old. Cathleen Schin e's They May Not Mean To, but They Do is a tender, sometimes hilarious intergenerational story about searching for where you belong as your family changes with age. When Aaron dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother's loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy's college days. They didn't count on Joy suddenly becoming as willful and rebellious as their own kids. With sympathy, humor, and truth, Schine explores the intrusion of old age into a large and loving family. They May Not Mean To, but They Do is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together"-- Provided by publisher.
"A novel about aging, family, loneliness, and love from one of America's greatest comic novelists"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Families -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Literary.
FICTION -- Contemporary Women.
FICTION -- Family Life.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Genre/Form Domestic fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726589
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9780374280130 (hardcover)
0374280134 (hardcover)

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