A Bigamist's Daughter: A Novel

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Picador, May 16, 2005 - Fiction - 304 pages
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The New York Times Bestselling Author of After This and Charming Billy

Elizabeth Connelly, editor at a New York vanity press, sells the dream of publication (admittedly, to writers of questionable talent). Stories of true emotional depth rarely cross her desk. But when a young writer named Tupper Daniels walks in, bearing an unfinished novel, Elizabeth is drawn to both the novelist and his story—a lyrical tale about a man in love with more than one woman at once. Tupper's manuscript unlocks memories of her own secretive father, who himself may have been a bigamist. As Elizabeth and Tupper search for the perfect dénouement, their affair, too, approaches a most unexpected and poignant coda.
A brilliant debut from one of our most celebrated authors, A Bigamist's Daughter is "a wise, sad, witty novel about men and women, God, hope, love, illusion, and fiction itself" (Newsweek).

 

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User Review  - briannad84 - LibraryThing

As much as I love Alice McDermott, I just didn't care for this book. I didn't know what a vanity publisher was, and I thought the character of Elizabeth seemed very mean to almost every other character. Not to mention it was a boring plot. Read full review

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User Review  - fyrefly98 - LibraryThing

Summary: Elizabeth Connelly feels like a fraud in her job: she is the editor-in-chief at a vanity press, and her main responsibility is to convince would-be authors to sign contracts - and checks - to ... Read full review

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Someone HIGH PRAISE FOR ALICE McDERMOTT AND A BIGAMISTS DAUGHTER
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Alice McDermott is the author of five previous novels, including Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes, all published by FSG and Picador. She lives with her family outside Washington, D.C.

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