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Bettyville : a memoir

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"A witty, tender memoir of a son's journey home to care for his irascible mother -- a tale of secrets, silences, and enduring love. When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can't bring himself to force her from the home both treasure -- the place where his father's voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay. As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty's life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town crumbling but still colorful to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgman's debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son's return" --

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Avon Free Library 306.874 HOD (Text)
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Bell Memorial Library - Nunda 306.874 HOD (Text)
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Bristol Library BIO HOD (Text)
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52134300039959
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Caledonia Library Association 921 HOD (Text)
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52135300272003
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Cordelia A. Greene Library - Castile 306.874 HOD (Text)
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52136000373372
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Geneva Public Library 921 HODGMAN (Text)
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52118300758817
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Macedon Public Library 306.874 HOD (Text)
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52121300497162
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Newark Public Library 306.874 HOD (Text)
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52125300757079
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Victor Farmington Library 306.874 HOD (Text)
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52128300684699
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo 306.874 HOO (Text)
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52150300359296
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