Coming April 10, 2018

Coming April 10, 2018

Wonderful characters, a gorgeous sense of time and place, and elegant storytelling make Go Ask Fannie an utter delight.

When Murray Blaire invites his three grown children to his New Hampshire farm for a few days, he makes it clear he expects them to keep things pleasant. The rest of his agenda--using Ruth and George to convince their younger sister, Lizzie, to break up with her much older boyfriend--that he chooses to keep private. But Ruth and George arrive bickering, with old scores to settle. And, in a classic Blaire move, Lizzie derails everything when she turns up late, cradling a damaged family cookbook, and talking about possible criminal charges against her.

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Everyone has baggage. The Blaire siblings are just taking theirs home for the long weekend.

 
Hyde outshines herself with this wild ride.
— The New York Times (Editor’s Choice)
This is an exceptionally well-written book.
— Library Journal
 
 
A gutsy, feel-good story, flecked with pain and panache.
— Kirkus Reviews
 
A remarkably lucid and authoritative novelist…
— John Irving
 
Wonderful detail and marvelous dialogue…
— Publishers Weekly
 

about the writer…

Elisabeth Hyde is the author of six novels: Go Ask Fannie,  In the Heart of the Canyon, The Abortionist's DaughterCrazy as ChocolateMonoosook Valley, and Her Native Colors.  Born and raised in New Hampshire, she has since lived in Vermont, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Seattle.  In 1979 she received her law degree and practiced briefly with the U.S. Department of Justice.  She has taught creative writing in the public schools as well as through Naropa University.  She currently lives with her family in Colorado, where she is at work on her sixth novel.

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