The Distinguished Guest

The Distinguished Guest

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 20mm | 158.76g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export and UK open market ed
  • 0747584605
  • 9780747584605

About Sue Miller

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 Father and Lost in the Forest. She lives in Boston.show more

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'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' Newsweekshow more

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