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LYDIA, Tim Sandlin's acclaimed return to his GroVont characters, was called qUplifting...immensely satisfyingq by the New York Times Book Review and a qgem of a novel as audacious as it is sentimentalq in a starred Booklist review. Managing the Virgin Birth Home for Unwed Mothers means the women in Sam Callahan's life keep his world interesting. But it's his family members that really take the cake. His daughter may be having a nervous breakdown, and his mother's just out of prison for attempting to poison the president's dog. And when they hit the road with a geriatric, an adoptive son trying to discover his parentage, and an enraged psychopath on their tails, all hell may break loose. And you thought your family was strange... Fifteen years ago, Tim Sandlin concluded his qGroVontq trilogy, a string of books that included a New York Times Notable Book and earned such accolades as qfunny and compellingq (LA Times), qzanyq (Cosmo), and qdazzling and movingq (New York Times). But some characters call a writer back. Welcome to the ribald, rollicking, and sometimes peculiar world of Tim Sandlin's GroVont, Wyoming, where family is always paramount, no matter how strange.Without telling her, I had the brake lights fixed. The cigarette-lighter fuse had to be replaced so she could plug in her microphone for on-the-road recording of the oral history. Years ago, Lydia had made Hank pull both it and the turn-signal fuse anbsp;...

Author:Tim Sandlin
Publisher:Sourcebooks, Inc. - 2012-04-01


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