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The sweetest dream

Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2002. ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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Frances Lennox ladles out dinner every night to the motley, exuberant, youthful crew assembled around her hospitable table--her two sons and their friends, girlfriends, ex-friends, and fresh-off-the-street friends. It's the early 1960s and certainly "everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds." Except financial circumstances demand that Frances and her sons live with her proper ex-mother-in-law.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0066213347 9780066213347 0060937556 9780060937553
OCLC Number: 48915747
Awards: Author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007.
Description: 478 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Doris Lessing.

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Frances Lennox ladles out dinner every night to the motley, exuberant, youthful crew assembled around her hospitable table--her two sons and their friends, girlfriends, ex-friends, and fresh-off-the-street friends. It's the early 1960s and certainly "everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds." Except financial circumstances demand that Frances and her sons live with her proper ex-mother-in-law. And her ex-husband, Comrade Johnny, has just dumped his second wife's problem child at Frances's feet. And the world's political landscape has suddenly become surreal beyond imagination.... Set against the backdrop of the decade that changed the world forever, The Sweetest Dream is a riveting look at a group of people who dared to dream--and faced the inevitable cleanup afterward--from one of the greatest writers of our time. --

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