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Maine

(2011)
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Three generations of women converge on the family beach house in this wickedly funny, emotionally resonant story of love and dysfunction from the author of the best-selling debut novel Commencement ('One of this year's most inviting summer novels' - The New York Times).

The Kelleher family has been coming to Maine for sixty years. Their beachfront cottage,won on a barroom bet after the war, is a place where children run in packs, showers are taken outdoors, and threadbare sweaters are shared on chilly nights. It is also a place where cocktail hour follows morning mass, nosy grandchildren snoop in drawers, and ancient grudges simmer below the surface. As Maggie, Kathleen, and Anne Marie descend on Alice and the cottage, each woman brings her own baggage - a secret pregnancy, a terrible crush, and a deeply held resentment for misdeeds of the past.

By turns uproarious and achingly sad, Maine unveils the sibling rivalry, alcoholism, social climbing, and Catholic guilt at the center of one family, along with the abiding, often irrational love that keeps them coming back, every summer, to the family house, and to one another.

Genre: Romance

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Title: Maine (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
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Title: Maine (Vintage Contemporaries)
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2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Maine
Author(s): Ann Marie Lee (Narrator) J Courtney Sullivan (Author)
ISBN: 0-307-91731-2 / 978-0-307-91731-7 (USA edition)
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Title: Maine
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Title: Maine
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