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Mimi Malloy, At Last!

(2014)
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Meet Mimi Malloy: A daughter of the Great Depression, Mimi was born into an Irish-Catholic brood of seven, and she has done her best to raise six beautiful daughters of her own. Now they're grown, and Mimi, a divorcee, is unexpectedly retired. But she takes solace in the comforts of her new life: her apartment in the heart of Quincy, the occasional True Blue cigarette, and evenings with Frank Sinatra on the stereo and a highball in her hand.

Yet her phone is arguably the busiest in greater Boston - it rings "Day In, Day Out," as Ol' Blue Eyes would say. Her surviving sisters love to gab about their girlhood, while her eldest daughter, Cassandra, calls every morning to preach the gospel of assisted living. And when an MRI reveals that Mimi's brain is filled with black spots - areas of atrophy, her doctor says - it looks like she's destined to spend her days in "one of those storage facilities for unwanted antiques."

Mimi knows her mind is (more or less) as sharp as ever, and she won't go down without a fight. Yet as she prepares to take her stand, she stumbles upon an old pendant of her mother's and, slowly, her memory starts to return - specifically, recollections of a shocking and painful childhood, including her sister who was sent away to Ireland and the wicked stepmother she swore to forget.

Out of the ashes of Mimi's deeply troubled history, Julia MacDonnell gives us a redemptive story of the family bonds that break us and remake us. Mimi Malloy, At Last! is an unforgettable novel, alive with humor, unexpected romance, and the magic of hard-earned insight: a poignant reminder that it's never too late to fall in love and that one can always come of age a second time.

Genre: General Fiction

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"I wouldn’t trust anybody who couldn’t fall for Mimi Malloy, At Last!" - Mary Kay Andrews


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August 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mimi Malloy At Last (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Julia MacDonnell
ISBN: 1-4104-7102-0 / 978-1-4104-7102-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mimi Malloy, At Last!: A Novel
Author(s): Julia MacDonnell
ISBN: 1-250-04154-6 / 978-1-250-04154-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mimi Malloy, At Last!: A Novel
Author(s): JULIA MACDONNELL
ISBN: 1-250-06377-9 / 978-1-250-06377-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador Paper
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April 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mimi Malloy, At Last!: A Novel
Author(s): Julia MacDonnell
Publisher: Picador
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