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Un mariage en héritage

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Waldman, Ayelet (Paperback - 2011 - French)
Un mariage en héritage
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After John Tetherly and Becca Copaken die in a freak car accident an hour after their wedding, their families are left to bridge stark class and cultural divides, and eventually forge deep-rooted bonds thanks to the twin deities of love and music. Becca's family is well off, from New York, and summers in Red Hook, Maine, a small coastal town where John's blue-collar single mother, Jane, cleans houses for a living. They interact, awkwardly, over how to bury the couple, the staging of an anniversary party, and over Jane's adopted niece, whose amazing musical talent makes a connection to Becca's ailing grandfather, a virtuoso violinist, who agrees to give her lessons. Becca's younger sister, Ruthie, a Fulbright scholar, meanwhile, falls in love with John's younger brother, Matt, the first Tetherly to go to college, before he drops out to work at a boatyard and finish restoring his brother's sailboat, which he plans on sailing to the Caribbean.
Authors: Waldman, Ayelet
Statement of Responsibility: Ayelet Waldman ; traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Odile Demange
Uniform Title: Red Hook Road . French
Title: Un mariage en héritage
roman
Publisher: Paris : R. Laffont, [2011]
Characteristics: 424 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary: After John Tetherly and Becca Copaken die in a freak car accident an hour after their wedding, their families are left to bridge stark class and cultural divides, and eventually forge deep-rooted bonds thanks to the twin deities of love and music. Becca's family is well off, from New York, and summers in Red Hook, Maine, a small coastal town where John's blue-collar single mother, Jane, cleans houses for a living. They interact, awkwardly, over how to bury the couple, the staging of an anniversary party, and over Jane's adopted niece, whose amazing musical talent makes a connection to Becca's ailing grandfather, a virtuoso violinist, who agrees to give her lessons. Becca's younger sister, Ruthie, a Fulbright scholar, meanwhile, falls in love with John's younger brother, Matt, the first Tetherly to go to college, before he drops out to work at a boatyard and finish restoring his brother's sailboat, which he plans on sailing to the Caribbean.
Subject Headings: Grief Fiction Social conflict Fiction Traffic fatalities Fiction Weddings Fiction
Genre/Form: Love stories
Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Grief
Social conflict
Traffic fatalities
Weddings
ISBN: 2221114655
9782221114650
Branch Call Number: Fre FIC W
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