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Beginner's Luck (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

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Publisher Comments:

“There could be no doubt left in anyones mind that my life had all the makings of a country-and-western song.”

The second of seven children (with another on the way), Hallie Palmer has one dream: to make it to Vegas. Normally blessed with an uncanny gift for winning at games of chance, shes just hit a losing streak. Shes been kicked out of the casino she frequents during school hours, lost all her money for a car on a bad bet at the track, and has been grounded by her parents. Hallie decides the time as come to cut her losses.

Answering an ad in the local paper, she lands a job as yard person at the elegant home of the sixty-ish Mrs. Olivia Stockton, a wonderfully eccentric rebel who scribes acclaimed poetry along with the occasional soft-core porn story. Under the same wild roof is Olivias son, Bernard, an antiques dealer and gourmet cook who turns out mouthwatering cuisine and scathing witticisms, and Gil, Bernards lover, whose down-to-earth sensibilities provide a perfect foil to the Stocktons outrageous joie de vivre. Here, in this anything-goes household, Hallie has found a new family. And shes about to receive the education of her life.

From a wonderful new voice in fiction comes the freshest and funniest novel to barrel down the pike since Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. In Beginners Luck, Laura Pedersen introduces us to the endearing oddballs and eccentrics of Cosgrove County, Ohio, who burst to life and steal our hearts-and none more so than Hallie Palmer, sixteen, savvy, and wise beyond her years, a young woman who knows life is a gamble . . . and sometimes you have to bet the house.

Review:

?Funny, sweet-natured, and well-crafted...Pedersen has created a wonderful assemblage of...whimsical characters and charm.? Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Funny and just quirky enough to become a word-of-mouth favorite." Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345458308
Editor:
Pedersen, Laura
Author:
O'Neal, Maureen
Author:
Pedersen, Laura
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Gambling
Subject:
Ohio
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Ballantine Reader's Circle
Series Volume:
no. 51
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.32x5.92x.79 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345458308 Reviews:
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