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Man at the helm : a novel / Nina Stibbe.

Stibbe, Nina, author. (Author).
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  • 12 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria F STI (Text) 37521530587015 AMPL Adult Fiction Available -
Benton County Public Library - Fowler F STI (Text) 34044000899789 ADULT FICTION Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Eastern Branch FIC STI (Text) 36804000233109 FICTION Available -
Culver-Union Township Public Library - Culver FIC STI MAN (Text) 34304000783732 Adult - Fiction Available -
Flora-Monroe Township Public Library - Flora FIC STI (Text) 50825010665767 Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison F (Text) 39391006650657 Fiction Available -
Jennings County Public Library - North Vernon FIC STI (Text) 30653001392349 Adult Fiction Available -
Melton Public Library - Melton FIC STI (Text) 79591000084831 Adult-Fiction Checked out 11/12/2016
Morgan County Public Library - Eminence FIC STI (Text) 78551000519942 Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library FIC Stibbe (Text) 31208911138529 fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316286671 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 310 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Originally published in Great Britain by the Penguin Group, August 2014"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.: "Born into a posh family, ten-year old Lizzie Vogel has lived a charmed life thus far, with a big sister who knows everything, a cute baby brother, and a full-time housekeeper who bakes jam tarts. But when, in 1970, Lizzie's father abandons her mother and packs his ex-family off to the tiny village of Flatstone, life for the Vogels veers catastrophically off-course. The new neighbors disapprove of divorcees and fatherless children, and Lizzie's theatrical mother provides constant grist for the gossip mill, letting the laundry pile up like Mount Sinai and spending her days drinking whiskey, popping pills and writing plays about how sad she is. Before long the family is shunned by village society. Deciding that only a "man at the helm" will restore order to their household, Lizzie and her sister take it upon themselves to secure a new husband for their mother. As the two girls make their way down a list of candidates that includes a charming con-artist, an idiotic vicar, and several married men, Lizzie confronts the downright craziness of grown-up love and learns that sometimes a family needs to veer catastrophically off-course in order to find true happiness"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Teenage girls > Fiction.
Divorced women > Fiction.
Leicestershire (England) > Fiction.
Village communities > Fiction.
England > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Family Life.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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