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The house on Olive Street

by Carr, Robyn,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Summary
When a group of writers loses a member, a summer spent sorting through her things offers the perfect escape for the friends who loved and miss her.

Sable has everything and her bestselling novels have made her a star. But she has a past she is desperate to hide.

Elly is an intellectual who has hidden herself within the walls of academia, afraid to admit she is tired of being alone.

Barbara Ann is the talent behind twenty-six romance novels, but she's lost control of her career and her family.

Beth's popular mysteries have become the only way she can fight against the secret tyranny of an abusive husband.

Gathering in Gabby's house on Olive Street, away from their troubles, the four women discover something wonderful: themselves. And together they realize a dream. For, in telling the story of a remarkable woman, their own stories begin to change.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "When novelist Gabby Marshall dies, she leaves a letter asking her four closest friends, all writers, to organize her literary remains. In the process, they take refuge from their own lives in Gabby's cozy home in Sacramento, Calif. Unsentimental spinster Elly fears her highbrow friends won't accept her suitor, Ben, a loving but unsophisticated farmer. Bestselling Sable escapes the sudden exposure of her tarnished past; Beth is leaving an abusive husband; Barbara Ann is running away from a home full of slovenly men. Introductory chapters are slow, but once the protagonists move into their "halfway house for insane women" the book comes to life. The women's feisty, bluntly honest exchanges ring with credibility and charm; the minor characters that eddy around themÄBarbara Ann's lovably clueless husband; Ceola, the late Gabby's pistol-toting momÄare drawn with deftness and affection. Though conventional in outline, Carr (Mind Tryst) offers a well-written, warm-hearted story and a genuinely fun read. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Female friendship -- Fiction.
Authors -- Fiction.
Bereavement -- Fiction.
Women authors -- Fiction.
Self-realization in women -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher Toronto, Ontario, Canada :2019
Language English
Description 430 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780778308959
0778308952
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