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Beginner's Luck: A Novel

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"There could be no doubt left in anyone's 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, she's just hit a losing streak. She's 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 Olivia's son, Bernard, an antiques dealer and gourmet cook who turns out mouthwatering cuisine and scathing witticisms, and Gil, Bernard's 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 she's 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 Caf

Synopsis:

The second of seven children, sixteen-year-old Hallie Palmer, desperate to escape her boring school and lackadaisical family life, answers an ad for a "yard person" to make enough money to buy a car and, a job that brings her into the eccentric orbit of the Stockton family, the local oddballs, who teach her a valuable lesson in acceptance and being yourself. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Original.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307414656
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Pedersen, Laura
Author:
Laura Pedersen
Subject:
General
Subject:
Gambling
Subject:
Ohio
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030101
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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Beginner's Luck: A Novel
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Product details 368 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307414656 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The second of seven children, sixteen-year-old Hallie Palmer, desperate to escape her boring school and lackadaisical family life, answers an ad for a "yard person" to make enough money to buy a car and, a job that brings her into the eccentric orbit of the Stockton family, the local oddballs, who teach her a valuable lesson in acceptance and being yourself. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Original.
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