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They Left Us Everything.

Author: Plum Johnson
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group, 2016.
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After the death of the author's senile father and cantankerous ninety-three-year-old mother, she and her three younger brothers must empty and sell the beloved family home. Twenty-three rooms full of history, antiques, and oxygen tanks. The author remembers her loving but difficult parents who could not have been more different: the British father, a handsome, disciplined patriarch who nonetheless could not control  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2014431542
(OCoLC)862010031
Named Person: Plum Johnson; Plum Johnson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Plum Johnson
ISBN: 0399184112 9780399184116 9780143191872 014319187X
OCLC Number: 952665066
Description: 1 online resource

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After the death of the author's senile father and cantankerous ninety-three-year-old mother, she and her three younger brothers must empty and sell the beloved family home. Twenty-three rooms full of history, antiques, and oxygen tanks. The author remembers her loving but difficult parents who could not have been more different: the British father, a handsome, disciplined patriarch who nonetheless could not control his opinionated, extroverted Southern-belle wife who loved tennis and gin gimlets. The task consumes her, becoming more rewarding than she ever imagined. Items from childhood trigger memories of her eccentric family growing up in a small town on the shores of Lake Ontario in the 1950s and 60s. But unearthing new facts about her parents helps her reconcile those relationships with a more accepting perspective about who they were and what they valued.

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