"With all the feels of a This Is Us episode, Hyde's latest novel will delight readers" (Booklist). Three adult siblings. Three days with their father. What could go wrong?
When Murray Blaire invites his three children to his New Hampshire farm for a few days, he makes it clear he expects things to be pleasant. But when Ruth and George arrive already bickering and Lizzie turns up late, cradling a damaged family cookbook and talking about possible criminal charges against her, all hope for a relaxing family weekend is gone.
This is not the first time the Blaire family has been thrown into chaos. In fact, that cookbook, an old edition of Fannie Farmer, is the last remaining artifact from a time when they were a family of six, not four, with a father running for Congress and a mother building a private life of her own. The notes written in its pages, pages Lizzie risked her spotless record to save, provide tantalizing clues to their mother's ambitions and the mysterious choices she once made, choices that pulled the Blaire family apart, but could also bring them back together.
Told with equal measures of humor and tenderness, Go Ask Fannie is a warm and heartfelt tale of the power of family and the pains of growing up, proving that family survival isn't about setting aside old rivalries, but preserving the love that's written between the lines.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.44(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Elisabeth Hyde is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, most recently In The Heart of the Canyon, a New York Times Editor's Choice and a People magazine Great Read. Her fourth novel, The Abortionist's Daughter, became a bestseller in Great Britain after being selected as a Summer Read by the Richard & Judy Show. Trained as a lawyer, she worked for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., before she started writing full-time. She lives in Boulder with her husband.
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