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Carousel of Progress 3 editions

Cover of: Carousel of Progress by Katherine Tanney
About the Book

Meet Meredith Herman, a fourteen-year-old expert witness to the slow unraveling of her parents' marriage amid the lunacy of Los Angeles, 1978, a world of bell-bottoms, grapefruit diets, and plastic surgery. Meredith is a girl of a specific time and place tackling the universal challenges of boys, school, and parents. Her mother, Leigh, is a housewife suffering an excruciating and often hilarious midlife discontent, a malaise that leaves Meredith's father, Robert, genuinely baffled. As Leigh attempts to reinvent herself as a liberated lady - complete with assertiveness-training classes and a dalliance with an exotic artist - Robert runs for cover into a hasty second marriage. Through it all, Meredith and Leigh struggle in a combative mother-daughter relationship as wonderfully real as any in contemporary fiction. Tanney's debut sparkles with pitch-perfect dialogue and an astonishingly accurate sense of place. This novel will take readers on ajourney of belly laughs and heartbreak. The Herman family's story will charm and captivate you long after you've turned the last page.From the Hardcover edition.

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Library of Congress PS3570.A556 C37 2001
Dewey 813/.6

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3 editions First published in 2001

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2001, Villard
Carousel of progress
in English - 1st ed.
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July 10, 2001, Villard
Carousel of Progress
Paperback in English
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2009, Random House Publishing Group
Carousel of Progress
E-book in English

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