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Miss me when I'm gone

by Arsenault, Emily.

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When she is named her late best friend's literary executor, Jamie, believing that Gretchen's death was an accident, discovers that Gretchen's manuscript about a murder in her family that haunted her childhood may have caused her demise.
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Booklist Review: "Gretchen Waters achieved unexpected success with her memoir, Tammyland, about traveling in the footsteps of country music's greatest and most heartsick women. When she falls to her death outside a library in New Hampshire, her best friend from college, Jamie, is appointed literary executor. The very pregnant Jamie must contend with jumbled notes and incoherent drafts while struggling with her grief and guilt over the fact that she and Gretchen had grown apart. Gretchen's follow-up book, already late to the publisher, was not about the men of country music, after all; rather it was an exploration of the sad life and tragic death of her biological mother, Shelly. Jamie's obsession with the puzzle of Shelly's secrets enables her to ignore her own ambivalence toward or is it fear of? parenting. Chapters from Tammyland and Gretchen's unfinished work punctuate the narrative, and it is not hard to see how this New England woman found some solace in Tammy Wynette and Patsy Cline. Arsenault (The Broken Teaglass, 2009; In Search of the Rose Notes, 2011) slowly unfolds the rich mystery of a mother and her daughter, disconnected and searching.--Maguire, Susan Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Arsenault (The Broken Teaglass) offers a thoughtful reflection on country music, secrets, and relationships with her outstanding third mystery. Pregnant Jamie Madden, recently demoted "from health reporter to part-time night copy editor" at her budget-strapped newspaper, has been named the literary executor for her author friend, Gretchen Waters, who died from a fall down some stairs after giving a reading at a New Hampshire public library. Gretchen made her name with the bestselling Tammyland, a combination autobiography and study of the lives of country music stars such as Tammy Wynette, but she left behind an unfinished work with a darker tone. As Jamie looks into the manuscript, she finds information on the violent death of Gretchen's biological mother, and wonders whether the author's research into the past robbed her of a future. Arsenault's lyrical, moving prose serves to make this more than just a compelling whodunit. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Women authors Crimes against Fiction
Country musicians Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :HarperCollins2012
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Miss me when I am gone
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780062103116
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