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The Resource Bettyville: : A memoir, George Hodgman

Bettyville: : A memoir, George Hodgman

Label
Bettyville: : A memoir
Title
Bettyville:
Title remainder
A memoir
Statement of responsibility
George Hodgman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 colourful-to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgman's New York Times bestselling debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son's return
Summary
A veteran magazine and book editor returns to his hometown of Paris, Missouri, to take care of his aging mother, Betty, a strong-willed woman who speaks her mind and has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2015.
Biography type
autobiography
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10403807
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hodgman, George
Dewey number
306.874
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Autobiographies
Target audience
adult
Label
Bettyville: : A memoir, George Hodgman
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Nonfiction
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
  • Hard cover ed.
  • Large Print
Extent
441
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410480422
Physical substance
Hardback
Label
Bettyville: : A memoir, George Hodgman
Publication
Contents
Nonfiction
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
  • Hard cover ed.
  • Large Print
Extent
441
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410480422
Physical substance
Hardback

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