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Lydia's Party: A Novel

Authors: Hawkins, Margaret
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC044000, FIC019000, FIC061000
ISBN: 9781101635445, Related ISBNs: 0143126113, 0670015768, 1101635444, 9780143126119, 9780670015764
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 304,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: An exquisite and profound tale for fans of Anne Tyler and Anna Quindlen

Glowingly reviewed everywhere from O, The Oprah Magazine and Good Housekeeping to sites across the blogosphere, Lydia’s Party sparks “a-ha” moments and heartfelt conversations about friendship, regrets, and ambitions. Margaret Hawkins’s earlier books, all published by small presses, have gained her a devoted following, but this gem of a novel will introduce her to the wider audience she deserves.

Lydia is hosting her “Bleak Midwinter Bash,” a late Christmas party that has become an annual tradition. Her guests—six friends who bonded twenty years ago over art, dogs, and their budding careers and romances—think they know everything about one another, but tonight Lydia prepares to shock them with a devastating announcement.
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