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The Garden Party : a novel / Grace Dane Mazur.

Mazur, Grace Dane, (author.).
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  • 5 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola FIC MAZUR (Text) 33118000184470 Adult: New Book Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch NEW FICTION (JULY) (Text) TEMP9780399179723 Adult On Order On order -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon F MAZ (Text) 34330513254079 Adult - General Fiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Chandler Branch Library FIC MAZUR (Text) 39206021519887 New Materials Available -
Union Co PL - Liberty Fic Maz (Text) 34194001182790 FIC Available -
Washington Carnegie PL - Washington FIC MAZ (Text) 21401000501793 Adult Hardback Shelves Available -

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  • Physical Description: 240 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Random House [2018]

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As Celia Cohen, the eminent literary critic, sets the table, her husband, Pindar, would much rather be translating ancient recipes for his Babylonian cookbook than hosting this rehearsal dinner. Meanwhile, their son, Adam, the poet (and nervous groom), wonders if there is still time to simply elope. One of Adam's sisters, Naomi, a passionate but fragile social activist, refuses to leave her room, while Sara, scorpion biologist turned folklore writer, sits up on the roof mourning an imminent breakup. And Pindar's elderly mother, Leah, witnesses everything, weaving old memories into the present. The lawyers are early: patriarch Stephen Barlow and his bespangled wife, Philippa, who specializes in estates, along with Philippa's father, Nathan, hobbled by age and Lyme disease. Then come the Barlow sons William (war crimes), Cameron (intellectual property), and Barnes (the prosecutor), each with desperate wife and precocious offspring. How could their younger siblings--Eliza, the bride, an aspiring veterinarian, and her twin brother, Harry, recently expelled from divinity school--have issued from such a family? Up and down the dinner table, with its twenty-four (or is it twenty-five?) guests, unions are forming and dissolving while Pindar is trying to figure out whether time is really shaped like baklava, and off in the surrounding forest with its ancient pond different sorts of mischief will lead to a complicated series of fiascoes and miracles before the party is over. Set over the course of a single day and night, Grace Dane Mazur's brilliantly observed novel weaves an irresistible portrayal of miscommunication, secrets, and the power of love.
Subject: Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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