Crackerjack books box [kit] : Be frank with me / Julia Claiborne Johnson.
- Physical Description: 8 v., 1 audiobook : in container, 29 cm x 22 cm x 40 cm. + 1 folder.
- Publisher: [Zionsville, Ind. : Hussey Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 2016]
|General Note:|| Large print books: New York : William Morrow, .
Audiobook: [Ashland, Oregon]: Blackstone Audio, Inc., .
|Formatted Contents Note:|| 8 large print books (436 pages (large print) ; 23 cm) -- 1 Book on CD (7 audio discs (8.5 hours) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in) -- 1 folder with discussion questions and supplemental information.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Performed by Tavia Gilbert.
|Summary, etc.:|| This Crackerjack Books Box is a Book Club discussion kit which circulates for six weeks.
Reclusive literary legend M. M. 'Mimi' Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies, with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane. When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she's put to work right away-as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer's eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders.
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