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Bettyville: : a memoir

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"A witty, tender memoir of a son's journey home to care for his irascible mother -- a tale of secrets, silences, and enduring love. When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can't bring himself to force her from the home both treasure -- the place where his father's voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay. As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty's life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town crumbling but still colorful to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgman's debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son's return" --
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subject_facetAdult children of aging parents -- United States -- Biography
Aging parents -- Care -- United States
Autobiographies
Caregivers -- United States -- Biography
Gay men -- Family relationships -- United States
Hodgman, George
Large type books
Mothers and sons -- United States
Older people -- Care
Sons -- Family relationships -- United States
title_displayBettyville : a memoir
title_fullBettyville : a memoir / George Hodgman
Bettyville A Memoir
Bettyville [text (Large Print)]: : a memoir / George Hodgman
title_shortBettyville
title_sub: a memoir
topic_facetAdult children of aging parents
Aging parents
Biography & Autobiography
Care
Caregivers
Family & Relationships
Family relationships
Gay men
Gay/Lesbian
Hodgman, George
Mothers and sons
Nonfiction
Older people
Sons