A Novel

Book - 2019 | First edition.
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"A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the widely beloved, award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley"-- Provided by publisher.
Bertha Truitt has always been an enigma to people in Salford, Massachusetts. She was discovered unconscious in a cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century-- nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person. She marries and starts a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her. The bowling alley she opens quickly becomes Salford's most defining landmark. When Bertha dies in a freak accident, her heretofore-unheard-of son arrives, claiming Truitt Alleys. This begins generations of inheritance battles, murky paternities, and hidden wills. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062862853
Branch Call Number: FIC MCCRACK
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Bowl away


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Weird and wonderful, hilarious and beautiful, this story about the impact of one woman on all who know her is surprisingly compelling. Suggested by Marie B.

Inventive, playful, unconventional, satirical, delightful, humorous and norm-defying saga of one family, their bowling alley, love and the strangeness of life in 20th century New England.

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Mar 15, 2019

Heard this author on the news hour and I liked what she had to say about life


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