Coverart for item
The Resource Beginner's luck, Laura Pedersen

Beginner's luck, Laura Pedersen

Label
Beginner's luck
Title
Beginner's luck
Statement of responsibility
Laura Pedersen
Title variation
Beginners luck
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There could be no doubt left in anyone's mind that my life had all the makings of a country-and-western song." The second of seven children (with another on the way), Hallie Palmer has one dream: to make it to Vegas. Normally blessed with an uncanny gift for winning at games of chance, she's just hit a losing streak. She's been kicked out of the casino she frequents during school hours, lost all her money for a car on a bad bet at the track, and has been grounded by her parents. Hallie decides the time as come to cut her losses. Answering an ad in the local paper, she lands a job as yard person at the elegant home of the sixty-ish Mrs. Olivia Stockton, a wonderfully eccentric rebel who scribes acclaimed poetry along with the occasional soft-core porn story. Under the same wild roof is Olivia's son, Bernard, an antiques dealer and gourmet cook who turns out mouthwatering cuisine and scathing witticisms, and Gil, Bernard's lover, whose down-to-earth sensibilities provide a perfect foil to the Stocktons' outrageous joie de vivre. Here, in this anything-goes household, Hallie has found a new family. And she's about to receive the education of her life. From a wonderful new voice in fiction comes the freshest and funniest novel to barrel down the pike since Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. In Beginner's Luck, Laura Pedersen introduces us to the endearing oddballs and eccentrics of Cosgrove County, Ohio, who burst to life and steal our hearts-and none more so than Hallie Palmer, sixteen, savvy, and wise beyond her years, a young woman who knows life is a gamble ... and sometimes you have to bet the house
Member of
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Hallie Palmer answers an ad for a "yard person" to make enough money to buy a car, a job that brings her into the eccentric orbit of the Stockton family, who teach her a lesson in acceptance and being yourself
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
010375
Cataloging source
OCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pedersen, Laura
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.E2564
LC item number
B44 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ballantine reader's circle
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Ohio
  • Ohio
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Teenage girls
  • Ohio
Target audience
adult
Label
Beginner's luck, Laura Pedersen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm51267386
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780345458308
Lccn
2003282043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51267386
Label
Beginner's luck, Laura Pedersen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm51267386
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780345458308
Lccn
2003282043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51267386

Library Locations

    • Salem Public LibraryBorrow it
      585 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR, 97301, US
      44.934972 -123.041775
Processing Feedback ...