They may not mean to, but they do: a novel

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"Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would prefer. She won't take their advice, and she won't take an antidepressant. Her marriage to their father, Aaron, has lasted through health and dementia, as well as some phenomenally lousy business decisions. The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old. Cathleen Schin e's They May Not Mean To, but They Do is a tender, sometimes hilarious intergenerational story about searching for where you belong as your family changes with age.When Aaron dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother's loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy's college days. They didn't count on Joy suddenly becoming as willful and rebellious as their own kids. With sympathy, humor, and truth, Schine explores the intrusion of old age into a large and loving family. They May Not Mean To, but They Do is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together"--
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subject_facet Adult children of aging parents -- Fiction, Aging -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Dysfunctional families -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction, Generations -- Fiction, Large type books, Love in old age -- Fiction, Widows -- Fiction
title_display They may not mean to, but they do
title_full They May Not Mean To, But They Do A Novel, They may not mean to, but they do / Cathleen Schine, They may not mean to, but they do : a novel [electronic resource] / Cathleen Schine, They may not mean to, but they do [sound recording] : a novel / Cathleen Schine, They may not mean to, but they do [text (large print)] / Cathleen Schine
title_short They may not mean to, but they do
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Adult children of aging parents, Aging, Dysfunctional families, Families, Fiction, Generations, Humor (Fiction), Literature, Love in old age, Widows