The Dearly Departed

Written by:
Elinor Lipman
Narrated by:
Jen Taylor

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2018
7 hours 33 minutes
Everyone in King George, New Hampshire, loved Margaret Batten—part-time amateur actress, full-time wallflower—and single mother to a now distant daughter, Sunny. But accidents happen, and the death of Margaret, side by side with her putative fiance, brings Sunny back to the scene of her unhappy adolescence, to the community that remembers her solely, nervously, as the girl who golfed. Reentry is to be dreaded; there's no hiding in a town with one diner, one doctor, one stop sign, one motel. Yet allies surface; the country club opens its doors to its former Orphan Annie caddie. High school classmates, even the tormenters, have grown up nicely, matured in unforeseen and gratifying ways. Maybe, Sunny begins to think, she wasn't as beleaguered as she felt she was, maybe her mother's life was richer than anyone suspected, and maybe the man at the funeral—the one with her face, her flyaway hair, her golf swing—is the half brother she doesn't know she needs.
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