Going Away Party: A Novel
Winner of Story Line's first Three Oaks Prize in Fiction, supported by Bloomsbury Books of Ashland, Oregon.
Selected from more than 600 entrants, "Going Away Party" stood out for its brisk pace, sassy, streetwise patter, and surprising, compassionate conclusion. Twenty-year-old Jess MacGuire, a good Catholic girl, wrestles with her uncertain future while her family is away on vacation. When her mother's ex-lover appears, she invites him to stay...until they're caught red-handed. An edgy, optimistic affirmation of love and family life.
Laura Pedersen was chosen as one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans by President Clinton in 1994. The youngest person ever to have a seat on the floor of the American Stock Exchange, she wrote her first book, "Play Money," about that experience, and a second," Street-Smart Career Guide," about entrepeneurship. A former assistant to Joan Rivers, she writes comedy and performs at the Improv and other venues. She has appeared on "Oprah," the "David Letterman Show," and "Good Morning, America," and is a columnist for the "Sunday New York Times,"
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Why can't relationships just start in the third trimester ? Dating is the worst . ” “ Oh no . I could never go on a date again . ” Denny resolutely shakes his head from side to side and puts up both his hands as if to stop a medicine ...
God , I can't believe that I offered to sleep with someone who was born during the Carter administration . Do you know what your problem is ? ” “ No , " I say rudely . “ Why don't you tell me , Mister Sinclair . What is my problem ?
After another minute he lowers his face and manages to say , “ I can't last ... ” before exploding inside of me . Denny deftly shifts his body and carefully removes the condom to make sure there won't be any telltale signs of our ...
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This first novel by Pederson, a New York Times columnist, nonfiction author, and sometimes stand-up comedienne, is a May-December slacker romance (or maybe the term is "hook-up"). Twenty-year-old ... Read full review