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Enter for a Chance to Win a Copy of GLITTER AND GLUE by Kelly Corrigan!

Enter for a Chance to Win a Copy of GLITTER AND GLUE by Kelly Corrigan!

PLEASE NOTE that this giveaway closed on Wednesday, February 26th at 2 PM. Thanks to all who entered!

Now a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Click on the link below for your chance to win a copy!

From the author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond—sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine—between mothers and daughters.

When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure that her mom—with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism—would be nothing more than background chatter for the rest of Kelly’s life, which she was carefully orienting toward adventure. After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement, and a wad of traveler’s checks, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and Become Interesting.

But it didn’t turn out the way she pictured it. In a matter of months, her savings shot, she had a choice: get a job or go home. That’s how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of two looking for a live-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, discussed timing and pay, and a week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that house in a suburb north of Sydney, 10,000 miles from the house where she was raised, her mother’s voice was suddenly everywhere, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her through a terrain as foreign as any she had ever trekked. Every day she spent with the Tanner kids was a day spent reconsidering her relationship with her mother, turning it over in her hands like a shell, straining to hear whatever messages might be trapped in its spiral.

This is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it’s about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time.

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4 Responses to “Enter for a Chance to Win a Copy of GLITTER AND GLUE by Kelly Corrigan!”

  1. I work at the last general independent bookstore in Atlanta, and I
    love to discover new titles and recommend them to our customers.
    This sounds like it would really be a hit with our crowd. Thanks.

  2. Laurie Blum says:

    Thx for the chance to win a great book, heard Glitter & Glue is a fine memoir!

  3. Joan Odonnell says:

    Have this book on my to-read list, would love to win a copy!

  4. Patricia Russell says:

    This was a wonderful read. I hope others will find it as enjoyable as I did. It brought back many memories of my mom and me doing things together and being at odds with each other. The bottom line was understanding and love – just a great reminder of what matters most.

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