The Dearly Departed by Elinor Lipman audiobook

The Dearly Departed

By Elinor Lipman
Read by Jen Taylor

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
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Everyone in King George, New Hampshire, loved Margaret Batten—part-time amateur actress, full-time wallflower—and single mother to a now distant daughter, Sunny. But accidents happen, and the death of Margaret, side by side with her putative fiance, brings Sunny back to the scene of her unhappy adolescence, to the community that remembers her solely, nervously, as the girl who golfed. Reentry is to be dreaded; there’s no hiding in a town with one diner, one doctor, one stop sign, one motel. Yet allies surface; the country club opens its doors to its former Orphan Annie caddie. High school classmates, even the tormenters, have grown up nicely, matured in unforeseen and gratifying ways. Maybe, Sunny begins to think, she wasn’t as beleaguered as she felt she was, maybe her mother’s life was richer than anyone suspected, and maybe the man at the funeral—the one with her face, her flyaway hair, her golf swing—is the half brother she doesn’t know she needs.

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Summary

Summary

Everyone in King George, New Hampshire, loved Margaret Batten—part-time amateur actress, full-time wallflower—and single mother to a now distant daughter, Sunny. But accidents happen, and the death of Margaret, side by side with her putative fiance, brings Sunny back to the scene of her unhappy adolescence, to the community that remembers her solely, nervously, as the girl who golfed. Reentry is to be dreaded; there’s no hiding in a town with one diner, one doctor, one stop sign, one motel. Yet allies surface; the country club opens its doors to its former Orphan Annie caddie. High school classmates, even the tormenters, have grown up nicely, matured in unforeseen and gratifying ways. Maybe, Sunny begins to think, she wasn’t as beleaguered as she felt she was, maybe her mother’s life was richer than anyone suspected, and maybe the man at the funeral—the one with her face, her flyaway hair, her golf swing—is the half brother she doesn’t know she needs.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Witty and wry…this is summer reading at its best.” Atlantic Monthly
“The Dearly Departed contains a core of dark and mordant wit that distinguishes it, in delightful ways, from the norm.” Washington Post Book World
“Pitch perfectly hilarious…Almost nobody writes serious entertainment with more panache.” Chicago Tribune
“The author once again produces the kind of visceral satisfaction readers associate with her work. It’s hard not to devour an Elinor Lipman novel in one sitting; put this one away for a time when you won’t have to put it down.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Nothing short of brilliant…A story so funny and so pleasurable that the reader can only wish it did not have to end.” Booklist
“Readers can count on Lipman for stylish, sprightly novels imbued with a deep affection for her all-too-human characters. Her newest offering continues the high standard set by her first novel, Then She Found Me …In this delightfully breezy novel, Sunny learns that you can go home again, with surprisingly happy results.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Elinor Lipman

Author Bio: Elinor Lipman

Elinor Lipman is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including The Inn at Lake Devine and My Latest Grievance, winner of the Paterson Fiction Prize. In 2001 she won the New England Book Award for Fiction. The film Then She Found Me, directed by and starring Helen Hunt, is based on her first novel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English