Good Riddance

Good Riddance

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"In a delightful new romantic comedy from Elinor Lipman, one woman's trash becomes another woman's treasure, with deliriously entertaining results. Daphne Maritch doesn't quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear. Too dear. The late June Winter Maritch was the teacher to whom the class of '69 had dedicated its yearbook, and in turn she went on to attend every reunion, scribbling notes and observations after each one--not always charitably--and noting who overstepped boundaries of many kinds. In a fit of decluttering (the yearbook did not, Daphne concluded, "spark joy"), she discards it when she moves to a small New York City apartment. But when it's found in the recycling bin by a busybody neighbor/documentary filmmaker, the yearbook's mysteries--not to mention her own family's--take on a whole new urgency, and Daphne finds herself entangled in a series of events both poignant and absurd. Good Riddance is a pitch-perfect, whip-smart new novel from an "enchanting, infinitely witty yet serious, exceptionally intelligent, wholly original, and Austen-like stylist" (Washington Post)"--
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780544808256
0544808258
Branch Call Number: FIC LIPMAN, ELINOR
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 22 cm

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locks_and_frocks
Apr 17, 2019

Honestly, I was disappointed. It seems unfinished and rough. The premise is intriguing, but I felt like it was more about some whiny 30-something's daily boring life than about the actual drama that happened years ago with her mother. I felt that her mother was the most interesting person in the book, yet we don't actually get to know her or her former students. The main character's romance seems more like a relationship of convenience than anything special. I wouldn't bother a second time.

multcolib_karene Feb 21, 2019

A charming romantic novel. It was a lovely break from the world.

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laphampeak
Feb 14, 2019

Cute, light story about a daughter's inheritance of and future causing events of her mother's yearbook. Not just any yearbook - one that can reveal secrets and can cause some to put it out as a blog or other media sensation. Put together well.

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