It’s late 2008 and everything is just terrible. The Dow is dropping, unemployment is rising, nobody’s buying any cars, and even worse than that, the Cates sisters are forced to celebrate Thanksgiving together. Their late father’s will leaves everything in his estate to be divided among all family members, but how are they going to split up an eccentric old house between thIt’s late 2008 and everything is just terrible. The Dow is dropping, unemployment is rising, nobody’s buying any cars, and even worse than that, the Cates sisters are forced to celebrate Thanksgiving together. Their late father’s will leaves everything in his estate to be divided among all family members, but how are they going to split up an eccentric old house between them when the bottom has fallen out of the real estate market? Not only that, but it turns out dear old Dad left behind a few secrets that may come back to haunt them all. The three baby boomer sisters were already dealing with their own problems. Valerie, a cellist with the New York City Ballet, is facing job upheaval. Miranda, a free-spirited art gallery owner, is considering reviving an old love affair. Helen is developing a close and personal relationship with her Wii boxing instructor. They’ve got issues, but the rest of the family is pretty messed up too. Septuagenarian Aunt Reenie wants to relive her Hollywood heyday and eighteen-year-old triplets Dee, Erica and Devon are dealing with boyfriends, girlfriends, revenge, and celebrity crappola. Valerie’s ex-husband Jack comes back into the picture, a movie director’s RV runs amok, and good times are had by all.The Pleasure of Your Company explores all the joys of sibling rivalry, financial hard times, nearly-forgotten memories and plain old craziness in a story of family relationships too tangled to unravel and too funny to ignore. Written by Carolyn Steele Agosta, the author of Every Little Step She Takes and proud member of a pretty large and demented family herself....
|Title||:||The Pleasure of Your Company|
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The Pleasure of Your Company Reviews
Valerie, Miranda, and Helen are no ordinary sisters. Creative, talented, eccentric, and at times vindictive, one thing they never are is boring. Faced with mid-life, a flailing economy, and the death of their father, they must each leave their respective and rather tangled nests to return home to the small, North Carolina town where they grew up and figure out how to divide up the wonderful old lake house that has been in their family for generations. This is no easy task, for the place is dripping in antiques, their father’s unusual, handcrafted furniture, and his ‘found’ artifacts, both precious and not so precious—mysterious paperweights, rock samples, and cameras dating back to the 1930s. But it’s the memories still living and breathing in the house—old rivalries, childhood secrets, their mother’s death—that the women must come to terms with before they can move on.The writing has a beautifully descriptive style that reminded me of Sue Miller. The sisters’ conflicts felt believable, their struggles around motherhood, the raising of teenage children, and finding and keeping love, so relevant to today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world. But no one gives up, even as events start to converge in a series of unexpected turns, the sisters remain there for each other, whether they want to be or not, how it is with family. This book is a wild ride, and I look forward to the next one by this author.