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The Mutual Admiration Society: A Novel

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From the New York Times bestselling creator of Whistling in the Dark comes an unforgettable novel that illuminates the sweet and brittle bonds of circle of relatives, the tenderness of growing up, the heartbreak of eager for what we’ve lost, and the poignancy of finding love.

FACT: Unbeknownst to eleven-year-old Theresa “Tessie” Finley, she’s in over her head.

PROOF: After hearing a scream and catching a glimpse of a mysterious man carrying a body beneath the flickering streetlights in the cemetery in the back of her house, Tessie adds solving a murder case to her already fairly full to-do list.

Tessie has elected herself president of the crime-stopping Mutual Admiration Society—as if dealing with her “sad madness” over the tragic drowning of her beloved father; showering tender loving care on her “sweet but weird” younger sister, Birdie; and staying at the good side of their hard-edged mother weren’t enough. With partner in crime Charlie “Cue Ball” Garfield, Tessie and Birdie will wish to dodge the gossips in their 1950s blue-collar neighborhood—particularly their evil next-door neighbor, Gert Klement, who’d like nothing better than to send the sisters to “homes.” And, of course, there’s the problem of steering clear of the kidnapping murderer if they have got any hope of solving the mystery of all mysteries: the mystery of life.

A wealthy and charming tour de force, The Mutual Admiration Society showcases Lesley Kagen’s marvelous storytelling talents. Laced with heartwarming humor and heartbreaking grief, this novel is little short of magical.

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Author

Lesley Kagen

Binding

Paperback

EAN

9781503941038

EAN List

9781503941038

ISBN

1503941035

Item Dimensions

825, hundredths-inches, 550, hundredths-inches, 0, hundredths-pounds, 100, hundredths-inches

Label

Lake Union Publishing

Languages

English, Published, English, Original Language, English, Unknown

Manufacturer

Lake Union Publishing

Number Of Pages

282

Package Quantity

1

Product Group

Book

Publication Date

2017-02-01

Publisher

Lake Union Publishing

Release Date

2017-02-01

Studio

Lake Union Publishing

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