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Author: Zoe Fishman Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9780062571519
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From the author of Driving Lessons, Saving Ruth, and Balancing Acts comes a poignant breakout novel about a single mother who inherits a beautiful beach house with a caveat—she must take care of the ornery elderly woman who lives in it.

For years, Maggie Sheets has been an invisible hand in the glittering homes of wealthy New York City clients, scrubbing, dusting, mopping, and doing all she can to keep her head above water as a single mother. Everything changes when a former employer dies leaving Maggie a staggering inheritance. A house in Sag Harbor. The catch? It comes with an inhabitant: The deceased’s eighty-two-year old mother Edith.

Edith has Alzheimer’s—or so the doctors tell her—but she remembers exactly how her daughter Liza could light up a room, or bring dark clouds in her wake. And now Liza’s gone, by her own hand, and Edith has been left—like a chaise or strand of pearls—to a poorly dressed young woman with a toddler in tow.

Maggie and Edith are both certain this arrangement will be an utter disaster. But as summer days wane, a tenuous bond forms and Edith, who feels the urgency of her diagnosis, shares a secret that she’s held close for five decades, launching Maggie on a mission that might just lead them each to what they are looking for.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Zoe Fishman’s Inheriting Edith is a tragicomic delight.”

    Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author

  • “An endearing novel about the true meaning of family and friendship…A tale steeped in nuance and love sure to warm readers’ hearts.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Fishman combines relatable circumstances and delightful dialogue in this character-driven tale about forgiveness and acceptance, making it a quick read that’s hard to put down.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This quirky tale from Fishman drops readers into the middle of a most unconventional situation…Recommended for fans of domestic fiction with a twist.”

    Library Journal

  • “A multigenerational tale of long-buried secrets, the appeal of new beginnings, and the power of friendship…Fishman has created a warm, witty, and relatable novel.”

    Booklist

  • “A heartbreaking story about life, love, and friendship that you’ll want to devour in one sitting.”

    Erin Duffy, author of Bond Girl

  • “A beautifully crafted story about second chances and life’s big surprises. Warm spirited and emotionally rich.”

    Jamie Brenner, author of The Wedding Sisters

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About the Author

Zoe Fishman is the author of Driving Lessons, Saving Ruth, and Balancing Acts. She is currently at work on her next novel, as well as teaching writing at The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Zoe lives in Atlanta with her husband and two sons.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.