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Bettyville
Author: George Hodgman

ISBN: 9781473649668
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 12 July 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.9
Description:
A witty, tender memoir of a son's journey home to care for his irascible mother-a tale of secrets, silences, and enduring love.

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - SOON TO BE A TV SERIES STARRING ACADEMY AWARD WINNER SHIRLEY MACLAINE AND MATTHEW BRODERICK.

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. Evo...

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