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The Birthday Lunch

The Birthday Lunch

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From the bestselling author of "Latitudes of Melt" and "An Audience of Chairs" "The Birthday Lunch" is the story of one pivotal week in the life of a family facing a tragic loss, rich with dramatic tension and beautifully rendered. Free-spirited Lily has always played the peacemaker between her fierce, doting sister, Laverne, and her own loving, garrulous husband, Hal, as they competed for her attention. The competition has only grown worse since the three of them moved into a large house in the town of Sussex, New Brunswick. On Lily s 58thbirthday, a steamy day in late June, Laverne feels she has bested Hal by winning her sister s company for a gourmet lunch, but it becomes a bitter and short-lived victory when the day s events take an unexpected and tragic turn. In"The Birthday Lunch," Joan Clark explores the different ways each member of Lily's family confronts her shocking death: Hal's open sorrow, her daughter Claudia's reappraisal of her own life, her son Matt's determination to assign blame. And unforgettably, Laverne's eccentricity and isolation, her intensifying conflict with Hal, illuminates the brutal territory of accusation and regret. Compassionate and engrossing with a powerful sense of place, "The Birthday Lunch"is an extraordinary new novel from one of our most gifted storytellers."

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Used availability for Joan Clark's The Birthday Lunch

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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Birthday Lunch
Author(s): Joan Clark
ISBN: 0-345-80956-4 / 978-0-345-80956-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Birthday Lunch
Author(s): Joan Clark
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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