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Once upon a time, in a very small town, there was a model family. The father, George, was the popular principal of the grade school. The mother, Linda, loved George. And they both loved their three happy children. Linda stayed at home and took care of things. The kids - Drew, Mandy, and George the Second - thrived. Then George the First dumped Linda for Mandy's fourth grade teacher and home, as the kids had known it, started sinking...fast. Divorce, for those in the midst of it, is something like being at sea in ...
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Once upon a time, in a very small town, there was a model family. The father, George, was the popular principal of the grade school. The mother, Linda, loved George. And they both loved their three happy children. Linda stayed at home and took care of things. The kids - Drew, Mandy, and George the Second - thrived. Then George the First dumped Linda for Mandy's fourth grade teacher and home, as the kids had known it, started sinking...fast. Divorce, for those in the midst of it, is something like being at sea in a hurricane - scary and disorienting. And even after the storm passes, the water still churns. Shelley Mickle's spirited new novel puts us in one such storm-tossed, captainless boat with one ex-wife, three children, and one old dog, still adrift. Linda rocks the boat further by going to work at - irony of ironies - the town dump, a terrible job and a long drive from home. Then Drew succeeds in getting his driver's permit and his first traffic violation (he collides with the new doctor's vintage Mercedes), all on the same day. Then their aged roof gives way during a downpour, the roofer makes some crude passes at Linda, the old dog dies, Mandy develops strange "allergies," and George the Second insists on wearing his Halloween bunny suit everywhere. Christmas comes and so does Santa - to two houses - and Linda spends her first Christmas alone. This story, which Linda and Drew take turns telling, is as fresh and as familiar as every shipwrecked family's pain. But the people in this family have resilience and a sure sense of direction. Linda and Drew, Mandy and George the Second keep rowing and they do finally make it to shore. How? With courage and love and the kind of good humor that families thrive on - both before and after a storm. Shelley Fraser Mickle has written another winner.

Divorce, for those in the midst of it, is something like being at sea in a hurricane--scary and disorienting. The acclaimed author of The Queen of October puts readers in the same boat with one ex-wife, three children, and one dog, still adrift. A courageous story of love and humor that families thrive on--both before and after a storm.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In her second novel, the author of The Queen of October tells a refreshingly sweet story of a newly divorced woman struggling to keep her family together. Linda Marsh's husband, George, principal of the only public school in Palm Key, Fla., has left her for the young fifth-grade teacher. At 36, with neither job experience nor a college degree, Linda must find a way to support her three children. Mickle's easy, forthright style transforms a familiar tale into winning fiction. The narrative alternates between Linda's point of view and that of her 15-year-old son Drew; both are so honest and sincere that the reader can't help but be drawn into their lives. Although set in the present, the novel harks back to a time when divorce and single motherhood were somehow less brutal on women and children; such ultracontemporary concerns of single motherhood as AIDS or drugs do not appear. Life is still relatively simple in a tiny town where the one traffic light is turned on only during peak tourist season. Linda's problems are relatively low-key: the man repairing her roof makes a pass at her; her four-year-old gets a rock stuck up his nose; Drew smashes her car into a Mercedes owned by the new town doctor, who happens to be single and needs an office assistant. The book's title pretty much gives away its satisfying, plausible ending, which in less skilled hands might have seemed naive and sentimental. (May)
Library Journal
In Mickle's new work, alternating voices tell the story of a family's recovery from divorce. Fifteen-year-old Drew provides the children's perspective, while Linda details her responses as a wife and mother. The result is an appealing novel that successfully captures a family in transition. As Linda and her children come to terms with driving lessons, leaking roofs, death, dating, and dog obedience classes, they learn their own strengths and regain the ability to risk love. Mickle's first novel, The Queen of October ( LJ 10/15/89), received the ALA Best Young Adult Book award. With its engaging cast of characters, this novel should attract adult as well as teen readers. Recommended for public libraries.-- Jan Blodgett, St. Mary's Cty. Records Ctr. & Archives, Leonardtown, Md.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312954130
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.72 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author


The Queen of October, named by the New York Times as a Notable Book of 1989, is Shelley Fraser Mickle's first novel. She has since published Replacing Dad with Algonquin Books.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2002

    Some Love Doesn't Stay For Good

    I didn't read the novel, but I watched this movie which is based on a novel with the same title. We could learn from the movie that it is possible that the love between man and woman might be gone one day. The ironic part is when we think that our relationship is just fine, it is not. It is sad that if we still love someone, but the someone doesn't love us anymore and choose another person ... A happy family. Just a decent family. Is it too impossible for some people to have it? Not a kind of a family described by any sugar-coated love story ... Just a normal family consists of a decent man, a very ordinary woman with some kids ... I like Linda, the main character in the movie. She forgives and forgets, but she doesn't allow herself to get hurt anymore by the same man for the second time. She stands up for herself and her loved ones and behind her courage, there's her mother as a source of her strenght.

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