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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: 9780694515721
ISBN-10: 0694515728
Publication Date: 4/1995
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Publisher: Harper Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, 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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Abridged/2 Cassettes/Approx 3 hours.

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 memories of the events that estranged her from her children and ended her marriage. For Alan, her visit raises old questions about his relationship with her, about the choices he has made in his own life, and about the nature of love, disappointment, and grief. Profound and moving, The Distinguished Guest reveals a family trying to understand the meaning of its life together, while confronting inevitable loss and the vision of an immeasurably altered future.
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