A Marriage Made at Woodstock: A Novel

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Fred and Lorraine Stone met at the famous Woodstock music festival in upstate New York. And as all couples must, they grew up— just not in the same direction. Now in their forties, Fred has become Frederick, a sell-out accountant whose last vestige of his free-wheeling years is a vegetarian diet. Meanwhile, Lorraine, who now goes by the name Chandra (Sanskrit for changeable), has morphed into a psychology teacher and animal rights activist.

When Chandra suddenly moves out, ...

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Fred and Lorraine Stone met at the famous Woodstock music festival in upstate New York. And as all couples must, they grew up— just not in the same direction. Now in their forties, Fred has become Frederick, a sell-out accountant whose last vestige of his free-wheeling years is a vegetarian diet. Meanwhile, Lorraine, who now goes by the name Chandra (Sanskrit for changeable), has morphed into a psychology teacher and animal rights activist.

When Chandra suddenly moves out, Frederick turns back to Woodstock, that magical time, for answers. Can he discover what went wrong and reclaim their summer of love? Or has marital harmony left them behind for good?

In A Marriage Made at Woodstock, Cathie Pelletier takes an honest and hilarious look at a marriage on the verge of dissolution-and how hard it can be to reconcile who we once were with who we have become.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I experienced equal measures of belly laughs and tears in my eyes as I read this poignant, funny, and bittersweet novel. Pelletier is a treasure." - Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone

"Cathie Pelletier...[is] in top form. The real marriage here is the natural union of humor and sadness." - Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls

"Pelletier's comic timing is impeccable, topping one absurd scene with another. " - Chicago Tribune

"Frederick Stone, Woodstock hippie turned oblivious accountant, may have sold his marriage up the river when he sold out to yuppie greed in this exuberant latest from Pelletier Hippie/Yuppie angst rendered hilarious and human by the effervescent wit of rising star Pelletier" - Kirkus

"One of those rare writers who, like Anne Tyler, can make a description of a refrigerator into an entertaining and insightful study of human nature... Pelletier's quirky voice and highly original sense of humor keep readers enthralled." - Annette Foglio, Entertainment Weekly

"In a novel that will surely bring her new fans, Pelletier takes scathing aim at the vanities of older baby boomers, reading a generation's identity into imported coffee beans and therapy seminars. " - Publishers Weekly

"In this always entertaining, often laugh-aloud account of the painful dissolution of a longtime relationship, Pelletier has produced an immensely satisfying novel that echoes the lives of many fortysomething readers. An excellent purchase for public libraries." - Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402295584
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2014
  • Pages: 336

Meet the Author

Cathie Pelletier was born and raised on the banks of the St. John River, at the end of the road in Northern Maine. She is the author of 11 other novels, including The Funeral Makers (NYTBR Notable Book), The Weight of Winter (winner of the New England Book Award) and Running the Bulls (winner of the Paterson Prize for Fiction). As K. C. McKinnon, she has written two novels, both of which became television films. After years of living in Nashville, Tennessee Toronto, Canada and Eastman, Quebec, she has returned to Allagash, Maine and the family homestead where she was born. She is at work on a new novel.
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