The Resource Bettyville : a memoir, George Hodgman, (large print)

Bettyville : a memoir, George Hodgman, (large print)

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Bettyville : a memoir
Title
Bettyville
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
George Hodgman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A witty, tender memoir of a son's journey home to care for his irascible mother--a tale of secrets, silences, and enduring love. When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself--an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook--in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can't bring himself to force her from the home both treasure--the place where his father's voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay. As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty's life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town-crumbling but still colorful-to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgman's debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son's return"--
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 306.874
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1063.6
LC item number
.H63 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Bettyville : a memoir, George Hodgman, (large print)
Label
Bettyville : a memoir, George Hodgman, (large print)
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2015
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text
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{'Saratoga Springs Public Library': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1162769', 'Burnt Hills - Town of Ballston Community Library': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1162769', 'Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1162769'}
Edition
Large Print Edition.
Extent
479 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410480422
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

Library Locations

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      2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt Hills, NY, 12027-9539, US
      42.909928 -73.890706
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