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They May Not Mean To, But They Do

Schine, Cathleen

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ISBN 10: 0374280134 / ISBN 13: 9780374280130
Published by Sarah Crichton Books, Farrar Straus and Giroux, New York, 2016
Condition: As New Hardcover
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"They May Not Mean To, But They Do" is receiving accolades. From the DJ: "From one of America's greatest comic novelists, a hilarious new novel about aging, family, loneliness and love." This is an UNREAD copy in AS NEW condition, First edition, first printing (number line starts with "1,"), and SIGNED by the author on the full title page. Bookseller Inventory # 160610

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Title: They May Not Mean To, But They Do

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books, Farrar Straus and Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

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From one of America’s greatest comic novelists, a hilarious new novel about aging, family, loneliness, and love

The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don’t just grow, they grow old, and the clan’s matriarch, Joy, is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would have wished. When Joy’s beloved husband dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother’s loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy’s college days. And they didn’t count on Joy herself, a mother suddenly as willful and rebellious as their own kids.

The New York Times–bestselling author Cathleen Schine has been called “full of invention, wit, and wisdom that can bear comparison to [ Jane] Austen’s own” (The New York Review of Books), and she is at her best in this intensely human, profound, and honest novel about the intrusion of old age into the relationships of one loving but complicated family. They May Not Mean To, But They Do is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together.

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CATHLEEN SCHINE is the author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport, The Love Letter, and The New Yorkers, among other novels. She has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review. She lives in Los Angeles.

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