Beaming Sonny Home

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 1, 1997 - Fiction - 288 pages
6 Reviews
The acclaimed author of A Marriage Made At Woodstockdelivers a funny, poignant novel about the complicated love between a mother and her son. When her wayward boy Sonny takes two women and a poodle hostage in his ex-wife's trailer, Mattie finds herself at the center of a drama that has the whole nation glued to their TV's.

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User Review  - JoAnn Plante - Goodreads

I liked the story. It was more personal than some of her other stories and it was very current. I was surprised at the ending. I thought Sonny would come home, but life isn't like that. I've read most of her other stories and this one is one of the best. I would recommend it! Read full review

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User Review  - Edwina Hall Callan - Goodreads

A wonderful rainy day read and I really enjoyed this book, all except for the wrap-it-all-up, too rushed ending. A lot of books seem to go on and on way after they have reached what I feel would have ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Cathie Pelletier was born in Allagash, Maine in 1953. She received a B.A. from the University of Maine in 1976. She has written books under her own name and the pseudonym K. C. McKinnon. The books written under her own name include The Funeral Makers, A Marriage Made at Woodstock, The Summer Experiment, and A Year After Henry. She has received several awards including the New England Booksellers Award for The Weight of Winter and the 2006 Paterson Prize for Running the Bulls. Under the pseudonym of K. C. McKinnon she wrote two novels, Dancing at the Harvest Moon and Candles on Bay Street. Both were adapted into television movies by CBS and Hallmark respectively. She writes country music lyrics. She has co-written several books with singers including 100 Ways to Beat the Blues with Tanya Tucker, The Christmas Note with Skeeter Davis, and The Ragin' Cajun with Doug Kershaw.

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