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Hard laughter

by Lamott, Anne,

Format: Print Book 1979
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Fiction FIC LAMOTT
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC LAMOTT

Anne Lamott's poignant first novel, reissued in an attractive new edition.

Writer (and sometime housecleaner) Jennifer is twenty-three when her beloved father, Wallace, is diagnosed with a brain tumor. This catastrophic discovery sets off Anne Lamott's unexpectedly sweet and funny first novel, which is made dramatic not so much by Wallace's illness as by the emotional wake it sweeps under Jen and her brothers, self-contained Ben and feckless, lovable Randy. With characteristic affection and accuracy, Lamott sketches this offbeat family and their nearest and dearestas they draw ever closer in the intimacy Jen prizes "among the other estimable things: good music, good hard laughter, good sex, good industry, and good books."

Additional Information
Subjects Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships -- Fiction.
Brain -- Tumors -- Patients -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher New York, New York :1979
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 290 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780865472808
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