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The Resource Once in a blue moon, Eileen Goudge

Once in a blue moon, Eileen Goudge

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Once in a blue moon
Title
Once in a blue moon
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Eileen Goudge
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lindsay and Kerrie Ann are sisters who have known hardship from an early age. Without guidance from their neglectful mother, they ended up in foster care. Thirty years later, Lindsay is still trying to reconnect with her sister. They are at last drawn together despite their differences, restoring belief in the unshakable bond of family
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Review
  • As children, sisters Lindsay and Kerri Ann are shunted into the foster care system after their mother is arrested for selling drugs in Goudge’s (The Diary) charming newest. Lindsay is fortunate enough to be adopted by a loving family, while younger Kerri Ann bounces from family to family, becoming a teenage runaway, getting into drugs and eventually losing custody of her own daughter. Thirty years after they last saw each other, Kerri Ann shows up on Lindsay’s doorstep in a last ditch effort to save herself. Lindsay, of course, has troubles of her own, and her nearly unrecognizable sister turning up is the last thing she needs. The tension in the sisters’ relationship is believable, and while romantic subplots are completely predictable, family dynamics are beautifully handled, particularly between the girls and the woman who tried to save them from foster care, stripper Miss Honi. A touching story with wide appeal, Goudge’s novel is a sharp example of dysfunctional family fiction. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed August 31, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 35, p33)
  • Two sisters, one a marginally successful bookstore owner, the other a recovering drug addict, reunite after 30 years. Problems ensue.Good girl Lindsay is desultorily involved with a handsome lawyer boyfriend who's as comfortable as a cardigan sweater—and about as exciting. The slick and evil Heywood Group wants to tear Lindsay from her home overlooking the Pacific and build a resort. In an attempt to boost sales at her bookstore, she arranges for bestselling author Randall Craig to do a signing, but he doesn't show. A bit later, he appears, apologizes, invites Lindsay out to dinner and eventually reawakens her slumbering eroticism. Randall isn't as perfect as he appears, however, for he's hiding a family secret. Meanwhile, bad girl Kerrie Ann, Lindsay's long-lost sister, turns up with problems of her own: a fight against addiction, a six-year-old daughter in foster care, a failed relationship with a fellow junkie and no job skills. Lindsay hires her sister, a high-school dropout who doesn't know Judy Blume from Harold Bloom, and Kerrie Ann quickly draws the attention of bad-boy-turned-good Ollie, coffee maker and baker extraordinaire. Much of the narrative concerns Lindsay's efforts to domesticate her occasionally sluttish sister and Kerrie Ann's attempt to gain custody of her daughter, now in the capable and loving hands of a successful dentist and his wife who do not want to give the child up. Eighty-year-old former stripper Honi Love, a family friend, provides folk wisdom and comic relief. Is redemption possible for Kerrie Ann? Will the good guys win? Will Randall earn Lindsay's love? Let's just say the plot is as predictable as the prose is flat.One thing you can say about Goudge (The Diary, 2009, etc.): She knows the bestseller formula and sticks to it. (Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2009)
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326431
Cataloging source
DLC
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Goudge, Eileen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.O838
LC item number
O53 2009
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Ex-foster children
Target audience
adult
Label
Once in a blue moon, Eileen Goudge
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 323 pages
Isbn
9781593155346
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 316825551
  • (OCoLC)316825551
Label
Once in a blue moon, Eileen Goudge
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 323 pages
Isbn
9781593155346
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 316825551
  • (OCoLC)316825551

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