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The Distinguished Guest
The Distinguished Guest
Author: Sue Miller
The moving story of a mother and son that touches the deepest concerns about love, art, family, and life Lily Maynard is proud, chilly, difficult, and has become a famous writer at age seventy-two. Now, stricken with Parkinson's disease and staying with her architect son Alan, Lily must cope with her fading powers as well as with disturbing...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061094477
ISBN-10: 0061094471
Publication Date: 4/1996
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Harpercollins (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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"I was impressed by the intelligence, depth, and power of this novel. Sue Miller has succeeded here in spinning a tale that makes real many issues...including dealing with an aging parent, the raw edges that inevitably surround familial relationships, the doubts that so many of us develop in midlife about ourselves, our successes and failures, and on and on." amazon
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Very good book about what Miller does best - the intricacies of family relationships. The story kept me interested, and I loved the characters.
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