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From Anna Quindlen, acclaimed author of Blessings, Black and Blue, and One True Thing, a superb novel about two sisters, the true meaning of success, and the qualities in life that matter most.

It’s an otherwise ordinary Monday when Meghan Fitzmaurice’s perfect life hits a wall. A household name as the host of Rise and Shine, the country’s highest-rated morning talk show, Meghan cuts to a commercial break–but not before she mutters two forbidden words into her open mike.

In an instant, it’s the end of an era, not only for Meghan, who is unaccustomed to dealing with adversity, but also for her younger sister, Bridget, a social worker in the Bronx who has always lived in Meghan’s long shadow. The effect of Meghan’s on-air truth telling reverberates through both their lives, affecting Meghan’s son, husband, friends, and fans, as well as Bridget’s perception of her sister, their complex childhood, and herself. What follows is a story about how, in very different ways, the Fitzmaurice women adapt, survive, and manage to bring the whole teeming world of New York to heel by dint of their smart mouths, quick wits, and the powerful connection between them that even the worst tragedy cannot shatter.

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Synopsis:

Her career in ruins after muttering profanity into an open mike, Meghan Fitzmaurice, host of the country's most popular morning talk show, discovers that her disgrace has had a profound impact on the lives of those around her, including her sister Bridget, a Bronx social worker who has always lived in her shadow. 250,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Lonely, restless, and bored with her life as a housewife in 1950s Pine Rapids, Wisconsin, Dolly Magnuson becomes fascinated by the abandoned grand old house on the hill overlooking the town and sets out to unravel the dark secrets of the family that had once owned it.

About the Author

Anna Quindlen is the author of four other novels (Blessings, Black and Blue, One True Thing, and Object Lessons), six works of nonfiction (Being Perfect, A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Loud and Clear, Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud, and How Reading Changed My Life), and two children’s books (The Tree That Came to Stay and Happily Ever After). Her New York Times column, “Public and Private,” won the Pulitzer Prize. She now writes a biweekly column for Newsweek. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588366177
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Quindlen, Anna
Author:
Ellen Baker
Author:
Baker, Ellen
Subject:
Fiction-General
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Women journalists
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2007
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
530

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life

Keeping the House: A Novel
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Product details 530 pages Random House - English 9781588366177 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Her career in ruins after muttering profanity into an open mike, Meghan Fitzmaurice, host of the country's most popular morning talk show, discovers that her disgrace has had a profound impact on the lives of those around her, including her sister Bridget, a Bronx social worker who has always lived in her shadow. 250,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Lonely, restless, and bored with her life as a housewife in 1950s Pine Rapids, Wisconsin, Dolly Magnuson becomes fascinated by the abandoned grand old house on the hill overlooking the town and sets out to unravel the dark secrets of the family that had once owned it.
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