The bubble reputation: a novel

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Crown, Apr 13, 1993 - Fiction - 290 pages
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Following her lover's suicide, Rosemary turns to her circle of family and friends in the small world of Bixley, Maine, where she is coaxed out of her cocoon by her gay uncle, her garrulous sister, and an old college roommate. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

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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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Author 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. She also writes country music lyrics. She has received numerous awards including the New England Book Award for Fiction, the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1990 from the University of Maine, and the 2006 Paterson Prize.

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