Wish You Were HereeBook - 2007
Award-winning writer Stewart O'Nan has been acclaimed by critics as one of the most accomplished novelists writing today. Now comes his finest and most complete novel to date. A year after the death of her husband, Henry, Emily Maxwell gathers her family by Lake Chautauqua in western New York for what will be a last vacation at their summer cottage. Joining is her sister-in-law, who silently mourns the sale of the lake house, and a long-lost love. Emily's firebrand daughter, a recovering alcoholic recently separated from her husband, brings her children from Detroit. Emily's son, who has quit his job and mortgaged his future to pursue his art, comes accompanied by his children and his wife, who is secretly heartened to be visiting the house for the last time. Memories of past summers resurface, old rivalries flare up, and love is rekindled and born anew, resulting in a timeless novel drawn, as the best writing often is, from the ebbs and flow of daily life.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2007
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
From Library Staff
A year after the death of her husband, Emily Maxwell summons her family to their vacation home on Lake Chautauqua in western New York state, bringing together three generations for one last reunion before selling the house.
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