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The Resource Good Riddance

Good Riddance

Label
Good Riddance
Title
Good Riddance
Statement of responsibility
Elinor Lipman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Effortlessly charming . . . The book inspires a very specific kind of modern joy."—New York Times Book Review The delightful new romantic comedy from Elinor Lipman, in which one woman's trash becomes another woman's treasure, with deliriously entertaining results. Daphne Maritch doesn't quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear. Too dear. The late June Winter Maritch was the teacher to whom the class of '68 had dedicated its yearbook, and in turn she went on to attend every reunion, scribbling notes and observations after each one—not always charitably—and noting who overstepped boundaries of many kinds. In a fit of decluttering (the yearbook did not, Daphne concluded, "spark joy"), she discards it when she moves to a small New York City apartment. But when it's found in the recycling bin by a busybody neighbor/documentary filmmaker, the yearbook's mysteries—not to mention her own family's—take on a whole new urgency, and Daphne finds herself entangled in a series of events both poignant and absurd. Good Riddance is a pitch-perfect, whip-smart new novel from an "enchanting, infinitely witty yet serious, exceptionally intelligent, wholly original, and Austen-like stylist" (Washington Post)
Summary
Discarding her late mother's cherished and heavily annotated high school yearbook, Daphne is entangled in a series of absurdities when the yearbook is discovered by a busybody documentary filmmaker. 45,000 first printing.
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10755018
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lipman, Elinor
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Good Riddance
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9d8fd18b-d17d-4546-88d8-f1a93d9cf558
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780544808287
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Good Riddance
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9d8fd18b-d17d-4546-88d8-f1a93d9cf558
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780544808287
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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