The Bubble Reputation

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Washington Square Press, 1994 - Domestic fiction - 304 pages
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Rosemary's lover of eight years has committed suicide. Now, her family has descended upon her house in Maine to console her. But an addled mother who plays with dolls, a moody 300-pound gay uncle, and a sister who zooms through husbands are not Rosemary's idea of a life-affirming support group. Told with poignancy and humor, this is a story of love, loss, redemption and renewal.

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User Review  - steeleyjan - LibraryThing

This is a short novel about a woman whose significant other commits suicide, and the seclusion, depression, and slow healing that occurs afterward. But just as you are beginning to feel such empathy ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarieAlt - LibraryThing

Gave a full star for the first chapter. Should you see it on the shelf in your library, read the beginning and stop there; it's a beautiful and moving depiction of grief, if a bit wordy. Read full review


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About the author (1994)

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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