作者 Stibbe, Nina
書名 Man at the helm : a novel / Nina Stibbe
出版項 New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2015
版本項 1rst United States ed
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 條碼 處理狀態
 陽明大學書庫區  PR6119.T525 M266 2015    30020100836859  在架上
稽核項 310 p. ; 22 cm
附註 "Originally published in Great Britain by the Penguin Group, August 2014."--Title page verso
"Born into a posh family, nine-year old Lizzie Vogel has lived a charmed life thus far, with a big sister who knows everything, a cute baby brother, and a full-time housekeeper who bakes jam tarts. But when, in 1970, her father abandons her mother and sends his ex-family off to the tiny village of Flatstone, life as Lizzie knows it comes to an abrupt end. The new neighbors disapprove of divorcées and fatherless children, and Lizzie's theatrical mother provides constant grist for the gossip mill, letting the laundry pile up like Mount Sinai and spending her days drinking whiskey, popping pills and writing plays about how sad she is. Before long the family is shunned by village society. Deciding that only a "man at the helm" will restore order to their household, Lizzie and her sister take it upon themselves to secure a new husband for their mother. As the two girls make their way down a list of candidates that includes a charming con-artist, an idiotic vicar, and several married men, Lizzie confronts the downright craziness of grown-up love and learns that sometimes a family needs to veer catastrophically off-course in order to find true happiness."-- Provided by publisher
主題 Teenage girls -- Fiction
Divorced women -- Fiction
Village communities -- Fiction
Leicestershire (England) -- Fiction
England -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
國際標準書號 9780316286671 (hbk.) : US$25.00