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Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan.. Salubriously lubricated, this summer saga nostra will let you enjoy the foibles of a fictional family. Three generations of Kelleher women struggle to come to terms with life and each other in a Maine cottage month.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Ah, family. Isn’t it satisfying to leave your own briefly behind to drop in on another — and see how thoroughly they bungle it all up? This is the pleasure of “Maine,” J. Courtney Sullivan’s second novel, which delves into the secrets and simmering emotions of one dysfunctional family over the course of a single summer month."

The New York Times

"Everyone has dark secrets. It’s why God invented confession and booze, two balms frequently employed in Sullivan’s well-wrought sophomore effort."

Kirkus Reviews

Author bio: J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, Commencement. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Men’s Vogue, and the New York Observer, among others. She is a contributor to the essay anthology The Secret Currency of Love and co-editor of Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Maine is her second novel. More information can be found here: http://jcourtneysullivan.com/site/about-the-author/

Book Details: General Fiction; (400 pp. Savvy: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://knopf.knopfdoubleday.com/2011/06/14/maine-by-j-courtney-sullivan/

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