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Thale's Folly
Thale's Folly
Author: Dorothy Gilman
ISBN-13: 9780345432964
ISBN-10: 0345432967
Publication Date: 3/2/1999
Pages: 199
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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By the author of the Mrs. Pollifax series, a very different kind of novel. Still full of mystery, but not the same sort - more a mystery into the soul of a woman.
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"Ms. Gilman has a nice, relaxed style and an easygoing way of telling a story." --The New York Times Book Review
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A quaint, intriguing story. Novelist Andrew Thale goes to check out an old, deserted family property and finds it full of a wonderful mixture of tenants who have no where else to go - elegant Miss L'Hommediue, Gussie the witch, Leo the bibliophile, and beautiful, enigmatic Tarragon. The were all 'guests' of Thale's aunt and now that this aunt is dead they feel they have a right to stay on. Entranced, leery, Thale has to figure out what to do with them, and how to solve the mystery when one of them disappears.
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A stand-a-lone book from the usual Mrs. Pollifax series, but still t;ypical Dorothy Gilmore style. A book filled with wacky characters and fast action, but just as you foresee a happy ever after ending there's a where did that come from story twist!
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This is a great little story of a disenchanted young man sent to check out property for his father. He meets some wonderful characters on this property who end up helping him to believe in himself once more.
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A delightful, goofy book! Full of oddballs who find themselves together due to strange circumstances, this book reminds you of what the true definition of "family" is!
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By the author of the Mrs. Pollifax novels.
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Very enjoyable book in Gilman's best style.
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A charming story by Dorothy Gilman that is not part of her Mrs. Polifax series. A young man goes to rural MA at the request of his father to check out an old property that he's inherited from an aunt.
The young man finds an interesting assortment of squatters living there including a beautiful young woman. A gentle, appealing tale.
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Fantastic book!! I've read it several times and loved it every time!
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Andrew Thale finds more than he expected when sent to inspect Thale's Folly, an old family property.
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NIce story- enjoyed this one alot.

Ellen
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I really enjoyed this book. It had me laughing and wondering more about these people. It also had me wondering if I would so the same as Andrew if I suddenly found myself in this situation.
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Gilman has a nice easy writing style and tells a good story.
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Sweet, slight, heart-warming novel. Fun to read.
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This book was a quick read that lightened my heart. It's not earth shattering, or educational -- but it is entertaining. All the threads are woven together in a most interesting way in this story.

Andrew Thale has been sent out to his Great Aunt Harriet's property to assess the land and house for his emotionally distant father. What he finds there at first confuses him and then enthralls him. There are mysteries woven throughout the story that keep you turning pages, but they don't keep you up nights worrying.

I found it to be a very fun book.
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From Library Journal: The creator of the Mrs. Pollifax mysteries introduces a new protagonist--a struggling young novelist whose father asks him to investigate the family property left when Aunt Harriet died. There he finds a bunch of squatters and gets drawn into a mystery.