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The Garden Party
by Grace Dane Mazur


Overview - A rehearsal dinner brings together two disparate families in a sparkling, witty novel set over the course of a single day.

This enchanting novel takes place in Brookline, Massachusetts, where dinner in the garden is bringing together two families on the night before the wedding that should unite them.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A rehearsal dinner brings together two disparate families in a sparkling, witty novel set over the course of a single day.

This enchanting novel takes place in Brookline, Massachusetts, where dinner in the garden is bringing together two families on the night before the wedding that should unite them. The families are not unfriendly but they are shy and leery of each other. The Barlows are a Wall Street Journal-reading family of lawyers steeped in trusts and copyrights, corporations and war crimes, golf and tennis. The Cohens are wildly impractical intellectuals, including a biologist who has studied why scorpions glow in the dark; a social activist who always needs rescuing; and a historian of ancient Babylonian cooking who is trying, while hosting the dinner party, to figure out whether Time is really shaped like baklava. The novel begins with the Cohens brewing morning coffee and considering the work they will have to do to prepare their house and gardens for the dinner, and it ends, late that very night, after a complicated series of fiascoes and miracles. Over the course of the day, it becomes clear that neither family is more eccentric than the other. Featuring an ensemble cast of exceptionally vivid characters ranging in age from three to early nineties, Grace Dane Mazur's wonderfully lyrical novel is an irresistible portrayal of miscommunication, secrets, and the power of love.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780399179723
  • ISBN-10: 0399179720
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Publish Date: July 2018
  • Page Count: 240
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds


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