Girl talk

By Baggott, Julianna

Publishers Summary:
"Lissy Jablonski was fifteen during the summer of 1985. That was the summer her father, a softspoken, seemingly passionless gynecologist, up and left her mother for a redheaded bank teller. The same summer Lissy and her mother disappeared from their quiet New Hampshire lives to have an adventure of their own amid a cast of unlikely characters, including a Valium-addicted ex-debutante and a suspected mobster. The summer the reliably comforting "girl talks" with her mother began to reveal startling secrets. It was also the summer that Lissy's mother would ever after refer to as "the summer that never happened."". "Now an almost-thirty-years-old advertising executive in Manhattan, faced with her father's imminent death and newly pregnant by her married ex-lover, an unmoored Lissy finds herself looking back across the years. Contending with her affections for an old boyfriend and his doomed marriage to a Korean stripper named Kitty Hawk, as well as the tangible legacies of that unmentionable summer with her mother, she realizes that she has become more like her mother than she ever could have imagined."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN
978-0-74340-082-4
Publisher
New York : Pocket Books, c2001.


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Reviewed on November 15, 2000

The summer Lissy Jablonski turned 15, her father ran away with a red-headed bank teller. Fifteen years later, Lissy is pregnant, unmarried, and still living out her mother's mistakes even as she tries to find a way around the patterns of her parents' lives before becoming a parent herself. Before that fateful summer, her mother, Dotty, had ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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