Go Ask Fannie

Go Ask Fannie

Book - 2018
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Penguin Putnam
"All the feels of a This Is Us episode" --Booklist

When Murray Blaire invites his three grown children to his New Hampshire farm for a few days, he makes it clear he expects them to keep things pleasant. The rest of his agenda--using Ruth and George to convince their younger sister, Lizzie, to break up with her much older boyfriend--that he chooses to keep private. But Ruth and George arrive bickering, with old scores to settle. And, in a classic Blaire move, Lizzie derails everything when she turns up late, cradling a damaged family cookbook, and talking about possible criminal charges against her.

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 now-obscured notes written in its pages provide tantalizing clues to their mother's ambitions and the mysterious choices she once made, choices her children have always sought without success to understand. Until this weekend.

As the Blaire siblings piece together their mother's story, they come to realize not just what they've lost, but how they can find their way back to each other. In this way, celebrated author Elisabeth Hyde reminds readers that family survival isn't about simply setting aside old rivalries, but preserving the love that's written between the lines.

Baker & Taylor
A family reunion at Murray Blaire's farm is thrown into chaos when his youngest daughter arrives with a cookbook, that holds the secrets of his wife's ambitions and mysterious choices that led the family from six members to four.

Publisher: New York :, G. P. Putnam's Sons,, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780735218567
Branch Call Number: FIC HYD
Characteristics: 294 pages ;,24 cm.

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