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Go ask Fannie

Author: Elisabeth Hyde
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018. ©2018
Series: Thorndike Press large print basic series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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Everyone has baggage. The Blaire siblings are just taking theirs home for the long weekend. When Murray Blaire invites his three grown children to his New Hampshire farm for a few days, he makes it clear he expects them to keep things pleasant. The rest of his agenda--using Ruth and George to convince their younger sister, Lizzie, to break up with her much older boyfriend--that he chooses to keep private. But Ruth
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Hyde
ISBN: 9781432853365 1432853368
OCLC Number: 1029769550
Notes: "Thorndike Press large print basic."
Description: 385 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print basic series.
Responsibility: Elisabeth Hyde.

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Everyone has baggage. The Blaire siblings are just taking theirs home for the long weekend. When Murray Blaire invites his three grown children to his New Hampshire farm for a few days, he makes it clear he expects them to keep things pleasant. The rest of his agenda--using Ruth and George to convince their younger sister, Lizzie, to break up with her much older boyfriend--that he chooses to keep private. But Ruth and George arrive bickering, with old scores to settle. And, in a classic Blaire move, Lizzie derails everything when she turns up late, cradling a damaged family cookbook, and talking about possible criminal charges against her. This is not the first time the Blaire family has been thrown into chaos. In fact, that cookbook, an old edition of Fannie Farmer, is the last remaining artifact from a time when they were a family of six, not four, with a father running for Congress and a mother building a private life of her own. The now obscured notes written in its pages provide tantalizing clues to their mother's ambitions and the mysterious choices she once made, choices her children have always sought without success to understand. Until this weekend. As the Blaire siblings piece together their mother's story, they come to realize not just what they've lost, but how they can find their way back to each other. In this way, celebrated author Elisabeth Hyde reminds readers that family survival isn't about simply setting aside old rivalries, but preserving the love that's written between the lines.

When the Blaire children, Lizzie, George, and Ruth, convene for a weekend visit in New Hampshire at the behest of their father, Murray, they carry with them a host of issues. Perhaps the biggest one is that it has been more than 30 years since the accident that took their mother, Lillian, and brother, Daniel, from them. When a beloved keepsake of Lillian's, a Fannie Farmer cookbook, is discovered ruined, it is considered a travesty. As the Blaire family grapples with the present and the past, readers learn about the enigmatic Lillian, an aspiring writer, and the struggle she faced in reconciling who she wanted to be with who she needed to be. -- adapted from publisher info.

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