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A witty, honest, and hugely entertaining story for anyone who loves books, or has a difficult mother. And, letas face it, thatas practically everybody . . .
On paper, Arabella Hicks seems more than qualified to teach her fiction class on the Upper West Side: sheas a writer herself; sheas passionate about books; sheas even named after the heroine in a Georgette Heyer novel.
On the other hand, sheas thirty-eight, single, and has been writing the same book for the last seven years. And she has been distracted recently: on the same day that Arabella teaches her class she also visits her mother in a nursing home outside the city. And every time they argue. Arabella wants the fighting to stop, but, as her mother puts it, aJust because weare family, doesnat mean we have to like each other.a When her class takes a surprising turn and her lessons start to spill over into her weekly visits, she suddenly finds she might be holding the key to her motheras love and, dare she say it, her own inspiration. After all, as a lifelong lover of books, she knows the power of a good story.
With a name that conjures up windswept romance novels, one would expect Arabella Hicks' life to be as enchanted as that of a happily-after-heroine. Instead, she is a middle-aged writer, teaching a fiction writing class, and taking care of her ailing mother, in this poignant yet amusing tale.
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