Nice to Come Home to

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Penguin, 2008 - Fiction - 324 pages
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A funny, entertaining novel of love and family for our times: a single woman who fears she's lost her chance at a family of her own, begins to accumulate an ad hoc one around her.

In the tradition of Elinor Lipman or Marisa de los Santos (Love Walked In), Flowers delivers a smart, witty, appealing story of love, family, and community that breaks the mold of the conventional love story-and will have readers cheering.

Everyone around Prudence Whistler, thirty-six, seems to be settling down. Her once single girlfriends have married and had babies. Her gay best friend is discussing marriage with his partner. Even her irresponsible younger sister, Patsy, is the single mother of a two-year-old. But when Pru panics at losing her mediocre boyfriend of two years-and begins to see the door to her traditional family life closing-she accidentally finds something even better: a new definition of family and happiness. First, it's the crazy cat who moves into her apartment. Then come Pru's headstrong sister and two-year-old niece. Then the niece's dog, the sister's ex-boyfriend, and, ultimately, Patsy and Pru's widowed mother. With the strength of her modern new household, Pru musters the confidence to open the dress shop she's always wanted in town-and discovers an extended family of sorts in the community of shop owners and devoted customers. It's only then that she ends up with the man of her dreams. Endearing, romantic, and satisfying, Nice to Come Home To is a charming, crowd-pleasing debut.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
22
Section 4
38
Section 5
52
Section 6
77
Section 7
96
Section 8
109
Section 14
214
Section 15
231
Section 16
241
Section 17
255
Section 18
266
Section 19
280
Section 20
290
Section 21
300

Section 9
120
Section 10
151
Section 11
169
Section 12
182
Section 13
199
Section 22
307
Section 23
314
Section 24
323
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About the author (2008)

Rebecca Flowers is an independent radio producer and commentator whose work has appeared on NPR s All Things Considered and Day to Day. A recipient of the Donald Barthelme Prize for short fiction, she lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and their two children. This is her first novel.

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