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A house among the trees
A house among the trees
Glass, Julia, 1956-2018
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When the revered children's book author Mort Lear dies accidentally at his Connecticut home, he leaves his property and all its contents to his trusted assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who is moved by his generosity but dismayed by the complicated and defiant directives in his will. Tommy knew Morty for more than four decades, since meeting him in a Manhattan playground when she was twelve and he was working on sketches for the book that would make him a star. By the end of his increasingly reclusive life, she found herself living in his house as confidante and helpmeet, witness not just to his daily routines but to the emotional fallout of his strange boyhood and his volatile relationship with a lover who died of AIDS. Now Tommy must try to honor Morty's last wishes while grappling with their effects on several people, including Dani Daulair, her estranged brother; Meredith Galarza, the lonely, outraged museum curator to whom Lear once promised his artistic estate; and Nicholas Greene, the beguiling British actor cast to play Mort Lear in a movie.
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Imprint:
New York : Anchor Books, 2018.©2017
Collation:
352 pages ; 21 cm.
Notes:
Originally published: 2017.
ISBN:
9781101873595 (paperback)
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
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Hampton LibraryAdult FictionGLASAvailable
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