Drinking Closer to Home: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Jan 18, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
11 Reviews
“Riveting and startling….So raw and funny I wanted to read parts aloud to strangers.” —Dylan Landis, author of Normal People Don't Live Like This

“Jessica Anya Blau…creates characters that have a lot more depth and more of a past than one often sees in fiction these days…. I found it impossible not to care about them—and equally impossible to forget them. Blau is a magnificent writer, and this is one special novel.” —Steve Yarbrough, author of Safe from the Neighbors

From Jessica Anya Blau, critically-acclaimed author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties, comes a new novel of California, growing up, and learning to love your insane family. Perfect for fans of Jess Walter, Kevin Wilson, and Michael Chabon, Drinking Closer to Home is a poignant and funny exploration of one family’s over-the-top eccentricities—a book Ron Tanner calls “heartfelt and hilarious.”

 

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User Review  - lukespapa - LibraryThing

Drinking Closer to Home allows one to live vicariously through the dysfunctional and eccentric Stein family. Siblings return to the California home of their parents after their mother suffers a heart ... Read full review

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User Review  - musicsavesme - LibraryThing

I read this right after reading her first book. This one was not as good. I found myself skimming it sometimes. It was funny, but I was constantly trying to figure out which sister was the one from ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
22
Section 4
29
Section 5
58
Section 6
65
Section 7
87
Section 8
93
Section 17
233
Section 18
249
Section 19
266
Section 20
274
Section 21
281
Section 22
286
Section 23
316
Section 24
322

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
142
Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
188
Section 15
212
Section 16
223
Section 25
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Section 26
341
Section 27
343
Section 28
345
Section 29
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Section 30
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Jessica Anya Blau is the author of the nationally bestselling novel The Summer of Naked Swim Parties and the critically acclaimed Drinking Closer to Home.

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