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Maine By Courtney Sullivan

Maine by Courtney Sullivan

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

What if the person you love the most hurt you more than any other? What if that person was your mother?

Maine Summary

Maine by Courtney Sullivan

The Kelleher clan's beachfront holiday house creaks under a weight of secrets. Won in a bar-room bet after the War, it is a place where cocktails follow morning mass, children eavesdrop, and ancient grudges fester. One summer, three generations of Kelleher women descend on the shore. Kathleen, finally sober, hoped never to set foot there again. Maggie, pregnant, has left her hopeless boyfriend. Ann-Marie, bound to the family by marriage, fantasizes about an extra-marital affair. In the middle of all this is matriarch Alice, who drinks to forget her failings as a parent and the events of a single night, decades before. As changeable as the sea in front of their house, the Kelleher family is by turns fierce and loving, cruel and unforgiving. Maine is a novel of sibling rivalry and painful secrets, alcoholism and denial; it lays bare the paradoxical nature of family and the love that we are bound to, no matter how savage the storm.

Maine Reviews

'Maine delves into the secrets and simmering emotions of one dysfunctional family over the course of a single summer month... Rich and exhilarating... The dialogue sizzles... Maine does not falter. You don't want this novel to end.' Lily King, New York Times Book Review 'This read will transport you... The cast of quirky characters will have you laughing out loud and aching for their regrets in the same chapter, pining for more pages when it comes to an end.' Marie Claire 'Bittersweet, true to life, Maine is a reminder that every family should be celebrated however dysfunctional.' Bella Pollen, author of The Summer of the Bear 'Simple yet elegant, sometimes funny, often sad and always convincing. By the end, I felt as if I knew the characters intimately. Their shared history, with all its secrets, guilt, fear and hope, will definitely stay with me.' Emma Henderson, author of Grace Williams Says It Loud

About Courtney Sullivan

Courtney Sullivan is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, Commencement. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Elle, Glamour, Men's Vogue, and the New York Observer, among others. She is a contributor to the essay anthology The Secret Currency of Love and co-editor of Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Additional information

GOR003490194
9780857894960
085789496X
Maine by Courtney Sullivan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Atlantic Books
2012-01-01
400
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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