Evergreen Tidings From the Baumgartners

Evergreen Tidings From the Baumgartners

Large Print - 2018
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"A formidable matriarch learns the hard way that no family is perfect in this witty, sparkling debut novel. Dearest loved ones, far and near--evergreen tidings from the Baumgartners. Violet Baumgartner has opened her annual holiday letter the same way for the past three decades. And this year she's going to throw her husband, Ed, a truly perfect retirement party, one worthy of memorializing in her upcoming letter. But the event becomes a disaster when, in front of two hundred guests, Violet learns her daughter Cerise has been keeping a shocking secret from her, shattering Violet's carefully constructed world. In an epic battle of wills, Violet goes to increasing lengths to wrest back control of her family, infuriating Cerise and snaring their family and friends in a very un-Midwestern, un-Baumgartner gyre of dramatics. And there will be no explaining away the consequences in this year's Baumgartner holiday letter...Full of humor, emotion and surprises at every turn, Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners brings to life a remarkable cast of quirky, deeply human characters who must learn to adapt to the unconventional, or else risk losing one another. This is the story of a family falling to pieces--and the unexpected way they put it all back together"--
Violet Baumgartner has opened her annual holiday letter the same way for the past three decades. And this year she's going to throw her husband, Ed, a truly perfect retirement party, one worthy of memorializing in her upcoming letter. But the event becomes a disaster when, in front of two hundred guests, Violet learns her daughter Cerise has been keeping a shocking secret from her, shattering Violet's carefully constructed world. -- adapted from back cover
Published: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,, 2018.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432857110
1432857118
Branch Call Number: F ANT
Characteristics: 543 pages (large print) ;,23 cm
large print, rda

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DCLadults Dec 14, 2018

A New & Noteworthy pick! Here’s your chance to enjoy a debut that’s not sugar and spice. A twist on the “my perfect family” holiday letter. There’s just too much dysfunction to cover up.

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