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The Dearly Departed
The Dearly Departed
Author: Elinor Lipman
With her trademark humor and warmth, the beloved author of The Ladies' Man and The Inn at Lake Devine explores going home again; about finding light in the dark corners of one's inhospitable past; about love, golf, and DNA. — Everyone in King George, New Hampshire, loved Margaret Batten, part-time amateur actress, full-time wallflower, and single...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375724589
ISBN-10: 0375724583
Publication Date: 8/13/2002
Pages: 288
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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This book is hard to describe. Funny, heartbreaking, and a little weird. But the characters are great, and you didn't want the book to end because there was so much more that could happen. Definately recommend!
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I enjoyed the book. Sunny Batten's mother dies and she returns to the small NH town where she grew up. She was always a loner, living in a house rented from the town for a pittance; her mother was a single parent; Sunny was the sole female golfer on the school's team and was picked on. She realizes that maybe her childhood wasn't as bad as she remembers. And she finds a huge surprise at her mother's funeral.
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"A delightful novel about family secrets, untimely death, and unlikely alliances" -- that about sums it up!

Elinor Lipman novels are always hard to summarize -- just read & enjoy!!


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