The Mutual Admiration Society: A Novel

The Mutual Admiration Society: A Novel

by Lesley Kagen

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The Mutual Admiration Society: A Novel by Lesley Kagen

From the New York Times bestselling author of Whistling in the Dark comes an unforgettable novel that illuminates the sweet and brittle bonds of family, the tenderness of growing up, the heartbreak of longing for what we’ve lost, and the poignancy of finding love.

FACT: Unbeknownst to eleven-year-old Theresa “Tessie” Finley, she’s in over her head.

PROOF: After hearing a scream and catching a glimpse of a mysterious man carrying a body beneath the flickering streetlights in the cemetery behind her house, Tessie adds solving a murder case to her already quite full to-do list.

Tessie has elected herself president of the crime-stopping Mutual Admiration Society—as if dealing with her “sad madness” over the tragic drowning of her beloved father; showering tender loving care on her “sweet but weird” younger sister, Birdie; and staying on the good side of their hard-edged mother weren’t enough. With partner in crime Charlie “Cue Ball” Garfield, Tessie and Birdie will need to dodge the gossips in their 1950s blue-collar neighborhood—particularly their evil next-door neighbor, Gert Klement, who’d like nothing better than to send the sisters to “homes.” And, of course, there’s the problem of steering clear of the kidnapping murderer if they have any hope of solving the mystery of all mysteries: the mystery of life.

A rich and charming tour de force, The Mutual Admiration Society showcases Lesley Kagen’s marvelous storytelling talents. Laced with heartwarming humor and heartbreaking grief, this novel is nothing short of magical.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503941038
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 1,250,650
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Lesley Kagen is an actress, voice-over talent, speaker, and award-winning New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including The Undertaking of Tess. Her work has been translated into seven languages. A mother of two and grandmother of two, she lives in a hundred-year-old farmhouse in a small town in Wisconsin. Visit with her on Facebook and at her website, www.lesleykagen.com.

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SallyRide More than 1 year ago
Wonderful! So fresh and funny, and below all that, many layers of meaning that deeply touched me. Brava!