Object Lessons

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 25, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

"Elaborate and playful...Honest and deeply felt....Here is the Quindlen wit, the sharp eye for the details of class and manners, [and] the ardent reading of domestic lives."
-THE NEW YORK TIMES

It is the 1960s, in suburban New York City. Maggie and her family, are in the thrall of her powerful grandfather Jack Scanlan. In the summer of her twelfth year, Maggie is despertately trying to master the object lessons her grandfather fills her head with. But there is too much going on to concentrate. Everything at home is in upheaval, her grandfather is changing, and Maggie is unsure if what she wants is worth having....


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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
16
Section 3
38
Section 4
50
Section 5
64
Section 6
70
Section 7
81
Section 8
90
Section 15
157
Section 16
169
Section 17
177
Section 18
183
Section 19
190
Section 20
205
Section 21
215
Section 22
226

Section 9
97
Section 10
114
Section 11
123
Section 12
133
Section 13
142
Section 14
152
Section 23
238
Section 24
246
Section 25
255
Section 26
265
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About the author (2010)

ANNA QUINDLEN is the author of three bestselling novels, Object Lessons, One True Thing, and Black and Blue. Her New York Times column “Public & Private” won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992, and a selection of those columns was published as Thinking Out Loud. She is also the author of a collection of her “Life in the 30’s”columns, Living Out Loud; a book for the Library of Contemporary Thought, How Reading Changed My Life; the bestselling A Short Guide to a Happy Life; and two children’s books, The Tree That Came to Stay and Happily Ever After. She is currently a columnist for Newsweek and lives with her husband and children in New York City.


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