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Title
The Distinguished Guest
Author
Sue Miller
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Bloomsbury
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20060501

At the age of seventy-two, Lily Roberts became a national celebrity on writing her first book - a spiritual memoir. But her new-found fame was not well received by her son Alan and wayward daughter Clary, both profoundly disturbed by Lily's intimate revelations about her married life. Ten years on their resentment is still raw, and when Lily, now ill and frail, comes to live with Alan, the bitter legacy of their very different memories threatens to upset the precarious balance of their lives.

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Sue Miller is the author of the books While I Was Gone, The Good Mother, Family Pictures, For Love, Inventing The Abbots, The World Below, The Story of My Fatherand Lost in the Forest. She lives in Boston.

'Wonderful - rich, intelligent and moving … this is the fiction we need'
Los Angeles Times

'Miller depicts her characters with grace and elegance, enriching their perceptions with strands of connecting images and intertwined history … A very moving book'
New York Times Book Review

'As in the work of Jane Austen, Sue Miller's tale of a proud elderly woman who visits and bedevils her son is genuinely adult fiction'
Chicago Tribune

'Miller's skill at dissecting relationships is as well honed here as ever'
Newsweek

Type
BOOK
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
288

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