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The Love Story of Missy Carmichael
by Beth Morrey




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For readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and A Man Called Ove, a life-affirming, deeply moving coming-of-old story, a celebration of how ordinary days are made extraordinary through friendship, family, and the power of forgiving yourself--at any age.

At a time when people are having to isolate, this novel is] a balm, offering an expansive sense of love and possibility at a time when the main characters feel like those chances are gone. --Christian Science Monitor

The world has changed around seventy-nine-year-old librarian Millicent Carmichael, aka Missy. Though quick to admit that she often found her roles as a housewife and mother less than satisfying, Missy once led a bustling life driven by two children, an accomplished and celebrated husband, and a Classics degree from Cambridge. Now her husband is gone, her daughter is estranged after a shattering argument, and her son has moved to his wife's native Australia, taking Missy's beloved only grandchild half-a-world away. She spends her days sipping sherry, avoiding people, and rattling around in her oversized, under-decorated house waiting for...what exactly?

The last thing Missy expects is for two perfect strangers and one spirited dog named Bob to break through her prickly exterior and show Missy just how much love she still has to give. In short order, Missy finds herself in the jarring embrace of an eclectic community that simply won't take no for an answer--including a rambunctious mutt-on-loan whose unconditional love gives Missy a reason to re-enter the world one muddy paw print at a time.

Filled with wry laughter and deep insights, The Love Story of Missy Carmichael is a coming-of-old story that shows us it's never too late to forgive yourself and, just as important, it's never too late to love.

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Overview

For readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and A Man Called Ove, a life-affirming, deeply moving coming-of-old story, a celebration of how ordinary days are made extraordinary through friendship, family, and the power of forgiving yourself--at any age.

At a time when people are having to isolate, this novel is] a balm, offering an expansive sense of love and possibility at a time when the main characters feel like those chances are gone. --Christian Science Monitor

The world has changed around seventy-nine-year-old librarian Millicent Carmichael, aka Missy. Though quick to admit that she often found her roles as a housewife and mother less than satisfying, Missy once led a bustling life driven by two children, an accomplished and celebrated husband, and a Classics degree from Cambridge. Now her husband is gone, her daughter is estranged after a shattering argument, and her son has moved to his wife's native Australia, taking Missy's beloved only grandchild half-a-world away. She spends her days sipping sherry, avoiding people, and rattling around in her oversized, under-decorated house waiting for...what exactly?

The last thing Missy expects is for two perfect strangers and one spirited dog named Bob to break through her prickly exterior and show Missy just how much love she still has to give. In short order, Missy finds herself in the jarring embrace of an eclectic community that simply won't take no for an answer--including a rambunctious mutt-on-loan whose unconditional love gives Missy a reason to re-enter the world one muddy paw print at a time.

Filled with wry laughter and deep insights, The Love Story of Missy Carmichael is a coming-of-old story that shows us it's never too late to forgive yourself and, just as important, it's never too late to love.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780525542445
  • ISBN-10: 0525542442
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Publish Date: April 2020
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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