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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 MonitorThe 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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"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...
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"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.
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        February 1, 2020
        An isolated, prickly septuagenarian in London who has lost her husband works to overcome her fears that she is a burden to those around her. Millicent Carmichael--Missy--married the man she loved, Leo, in 1959. But after a half-century of living, loving, and growing older in a huge house in Stoke Newington, London, he is gone, and she is bereft. Her son and grandson, both of whom she dotes on, live more than 9,000 miles away in Australia, and she is recently estranged from her daughter, who lives nearby in Cambridge. Missy is a difficult person with sharp edges--she knows this, her Leo knew this--and she is at loose ends, having lived in a community for all this time without getting to know anyone because she held so tightly to her family she made no time for anyone else. But now, the loneliness is crushing her. A few life-changing moments happen in quick succession: She faints in the park and meets neighbor Sylvie, who kindly sits with her for a bit; her home is robbed while she feigns sleep; and she agrees to do a favor for brusque neighbor Angela--journalist, friend of Sylvie, and single mother to Otis. And so Missy finds herself tending to a vivacious dog of indeterminate breed, Bob, that she neither wanted nor feels capable of taking care of. Debut author Morrey has deftly created a series of love stories, interwoven together and told in snippets through time: Missy's undying devotion to Leo, despite his--and her--many flaws; her devotion to her children, which she often isn't able to verbalize; and her growing niche in the community that Bob--her Bobby, her unexpected companion and confidant--introduces her to during their daily walks. There are no saccharine moments to mar this tale. Pain, grief, and hurt are all part of life in this moving portrayal of the many forms love can take.

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        At 79, Missy Carmichael feels like her life is over. Her husband is gone, her son moved to Australia, and she's estranged from her daughter, leaving her alone with her feelings in a too-large house. When a series of chance encounters expands her circle, Missy must decide whether to let new friends into her life or continue wallowing in nostalgia. Spirited Angie and her young son, Otis, bring Missy back to the joyous, stressful days of motherhood; big-hearted Sylvie helps Missy spruce up her dismal home; and kindly Denzil reminds Missy that being around others can be invigorating. But the real life-changer is Bobby, a lovable mutt whose loyal companionship opens Missy's heart and allows her to see her life in a new way. Morey's debut is a charming story about the way that connecting with others can heal a broken spirit, and curmudgeonly Missy's dilemmas are relatable and realistic. Flashbacks interspersed throughout the book reveal how Missy walled herself off from others, and readers will cheer as Missy's friends?and her dog?remind her how much she has to offer the world. Fans of Fredrik Backman and Rachel Joyce will enjoy this uplifting (but never saccharine) coming of old story.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2020, American Library Association.)

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        September 1, 2019

        With the love of her life gone, her daughter estranged, and her son and grandson living halfway 'round the globe in Australia, 79-year-old Missy Carmichael carries on quietly in London. Then a big-hearted dog named Bob crash-lands into her life, which changes everything. Bought in a heated auction here following a ten-way auction in the UK, and British author Morrey already has another book under contract with the publisher.

        Copyright 2019 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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