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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It really was , just ask Carl , ” I say and feel more than a certain amount of regret in my voice . Am I mourning Carl or Moviephone ? “ Anyway , I'm going to be an entrepreneur . I already have an entire business all figured out .
I hear a male voice come on : “ Tell me , you who my soul loves , where do you pasture your flock , where do you make it lie down at noon ; for why should I be like one who wanders beside the flocks of your companions ?
Chapter 17 Two for the Road Saturday Morning Gene's rich tenor voice singing Don't Fence Me In echoes in the stairwell as he clambers through the entrance hall at ten o'clock the following morning . The words act as an alarm bell for me ...
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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