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New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
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310 pages ; 22 cm
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"Born into a posh family, ten-year old Lizzie Vogel has lived a charmed life thus far, with a big sister who knows everything, a cute baby brother, and a full-time housekeeper who bakes jam tarts. But when, in 1970, Lizzie's father abandons her mother and packs his ex-family off to the tiny village of Flatstone, life for the Vogels veers catastrophically off-course. The new neighbors disapprove of divorcees and fatherless children, and Lizzie's theatrical mother provides constant grist for the gossip mill, letting the laundry pile up like Mount Sinai and spending her days drinking whiskey, popping pills and writing plays about how sad she is. Before long the family is shunned by village society. Deciding that only a "man at the helm" will restore order to their household, Lizzie and her sister take it upon themselves to secure a new husband for their mother. As the two girls make their way down a list of candidates that includes a charming con-artist, an idiotic vicar, and several married men, Lizzie confronts the downright craziness of grown-up love and learns that sometimes a family needs to veer catastrophically off-course in order to find true happiness"--

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First United States edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316286671, 0316286672

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"Originally published in Great Britain by the Penguin Group, August 2014"--Title page verso.
Description
"Born into a posh family, ten-year old Lizzie Vogel has lived a charmed life thus far, with a big sister who knows everything, a cute baby brother, and a full-time housekeeper who bakes jam tarts. But when, in 1970, Lizzie's father abandons her mother and packs his ex-family off to the tiny village of Flatstone, life for the Vogels veers catastrophically off-course. The new neighbors disapprove of divorcees and fatherless children, and Lizzie's theatrical mother provides constant grist for the gossip mill, letting the laundry pile up like Mount Sinai and spending her days drinking whiskey, popping pills and writing plays about how sad she is. Before long the family is shunned by village society. Deciding that only a "man at the helm" will restore order to their household, Lizzie and her sister take it upon themselves to secure a new husband for their mother. As the two girls make their way down a list of candidates that includes a charming con-artist, an idiotic vicar, and several married men, Lizzie confronts the downright craziness of grown-up love and learns that sometimes a family needs to veer catastrophically off-course in order to find true happiness"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Stibbe, N. (2015). Man at the helm: a novel. First United States edition. New York, Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Stibbe, Nina. 2015. Man At the Helm: A Novel. New York, Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Stibbe, Nina, Man At the Helm: A Novel. New York, Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Stibbe, Nina. Man At the Helm: A Novel. First United States edition. New York, Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

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