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From the author of Dear Zoe, a wry novel of suburban life unraveled

Michael Benedict, overprivileged but undermotivated, seems to have it all: a beautiful wife, two lovely daughters, a law practice that provides a comfortable life for his family, and a natural golf swing. Can it all unravel in a few short months?

As he did in his debut, Dear Zoe, Philip Beard has created a pitch-perfect narrator who ruefully and winningly pulls the reader into the confusing world that is his life. When his wife announces she's pregnant, at age forty, with a ?surprise? baby, Michael's underwhelming response disturbs the fault lines of both his marriage and his psyche. He tries to find solace in his obsessions: his golf game, his newfound luck in the stock market, and, since his wife has cut him off, some kind of sex that isn?t exactly extramarital.

Like Tom Perrotta and Nick Hornby, Philip Beard writes insightfully, movingly, and with the lightest touch about the messiness of life. Anyone who wakes up some mornings feeling life is still a work in progress will find this the perfect summer read.

Synopsis:

A wry novel of suburban life unraveled from the author of Dear Zoe

Like Tom Perrotta and Nick Hornby, Philip Beard writes insightfully, movingly, and with the lightest touch about the messiness of life. Michael Benedict, overprivileged but undermotivated, seems to have it all: a beautiful wife, two lovely daughters, a law practice, and a natural golf swing. But when his wife announces sh‛s unexpectedly pregnant with their third child, Michae‛s underwhelming response disturbs the fault lines of both his marriage and his psyche. Seeking solace, Michael turns to his golf game and a kind of sex that is‛t exactly extramarital. A deft tightrope walk between heartbreak and hilarity, Lost in the Garden is a novel for anyone wh‛s ever felt life was a work in progress.

Synopsis:

From the author of "Dear Zoe" comes a wry novel of suburban life unraveled. Beard writes insightfully, movingly, and with the lightest touch about the messiness of life.

About the Author

PHILIP BEARD, author of Dear Zoe, is a writer, teacher, and attorney. This is his second novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452288423
Author:
Beard, Philip
Publisher:
Plume
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Romance - General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20070529
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.78x5.12x.52 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A wry novel of suburban life unraveled from the author of Dear Zoe

Like Tom Perrotta and Nick Hornby, Philip Beard writes insightfully, movingly, and with the lightest touch about the messiness of life. Michael Benedict, overprivileged but undermotivated, seems to have it all: a beautiful wife, two lovely daughters, a law practice, and a natural golf swing. But when his wife announces sh‛s unexpectedly pregnant with their third child, Michae‛s underwhelming response disturbs the fault lines of both his marriage and his psyche. Seeking solace, Michael turns to his golf game and a kind of sex that is‛t exactly extramarital. A deft tightrope walk between heartbreak and hilarity, Lost in the Garden is a novel for anyone wh‛s ever felt life was a work in progress.

"Synopsis" by , From the author of "Dear Zoe" comes a wry novel of suburban life unraveled. Beard writes insightfully, movingly, and with the lightest touch about the messiness of life.
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